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Etowah County braces for next potential winter storm

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ETOWAH COUNTY, AL - Parts of east Alabama are covered with snow and certain roads covered with ice. 
In Etowah County, while the crews there have been treating roads in their area right now, the county's Emergency Management Agency office is planning for the next wave of winter weather.
As for plans for tomorrow, county road crews were out today spreading salt and sand on roads especially in the higher elevated areas. The city of Gadsden will treat roads in the city limits and Alabama Department of Transportation has taken care of area interstates.

Law enforcement, first responders, and other agencies were briefed today on what to expect tomorrow. Denise Cooey with Etowah County EMA's office says even though some parts of the county didn't get as much snow as others, people still need to be aware of the winter weather.

"It's just a real problem to predict precipitation and how it's going to fall. So if it doesn't do what we've relayed to them, then sometimes the public will get relaxed and not prepared. We may have another round and they definitely need to stay on their toes," Denise Cooey said.

Gadsden and Attalla City Schools along with Etowah County Schools are closed tomorrow. First Baptist Church in downtown Gadsden is on stand-by to shelter people if need-be.

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