Leon County officials prepare for winter weather

Leon Co. prepares for winter weather
Leon Co. prepares for winter weather
Posted at 5:13 PM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-02 17:50:52-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County officials say they're preparing for the worst and hoping for the best -- just to make sure everyone is safe, no matter what the weather looks like Wednesday.

Emergency management director Kevin Peters says this will be the first significant winter weather storm since January 2014.

County and city officials met Tuesday afternoon to go over plans to keep residents safe.

Crews started sanding roads Tuesday evening to get a head-start on travel Wednesday.

"When we're dealing with severe weather situations, whether it's frozen precipitation or hurricanes, we start the communications as early as we find out that the hazard exists," Peters said. "We plan for the different contingencies, whether that's public protection through road closures or shelters or things that we can do to bring the most resources to bear to resolve the incident, which may involve closing our government offices to make employees available for emergency roles."

Peters advises residents to delay their travels if possible Wednesday to avoid driving during what may be the worst of the weather.