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Russellville Crews Say They're Ready for Storm

Although that may be the case, leaders with the city's street department are asking citizens to stay inside and avoid driving as much as possible.
RUSSELLVILLE, AR -- Rain fell for the majority of Thursday in Russellville, fueling fears of the ice accumulation, but street crews there say they are prepared for anything.

Although that may be the case, leaders with the city's street department are asking citizens to stay inside and avoid driving as much as possible.

The Public Works Department is dusting off their sand trucks and glider to prepare for inclement weather. Crews took off early Thursday so they could be well rested for the night, when many will report for duty around 10 to patrol the streets, particularly the main thoroughfares in the city.

"Our plan for tonight is to basically patrol around a lot between midnight and 6 a.m.," says Public Works Director Michael Oates. "As we find things that are icing, we will start sanding. They build up enough, we'll start plowing and we'll be doing that for the duration."

All events have been canceled, so there aren't many things for folks to do besides stay indoors.

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