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Clarke County residents prepare for wintry mix

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Clarke County residents are preparing for the anticipated rain and snow that's expected to hit Friday morning. Burke Beyer and Luretta Dean bought extra supplies. "Plenty of food, plenty of firewood," said Dean. Beyer added, "Apple cider, lots of it."

Clarke County's Emergency Management Director Roy Waite said the county is expecting up to 3 inches of rain and snow overnight. 

"A little more concerned about a heavy snow setting among the western side we can see more than one inch of snow, possibly even three," said Waite. He said driving could be dangerous, so schools in Clarke and Washington County will be closed Friday. 

Waite said, "If we put the wet sand down there and then it freezes then we have an even bigger issue, so there's not a lot that we can do at this point to prepare."

Students aren't the only ones excited about the day-off, substitute school teacher Zola Howell is looking forward to the three day weekend. 

Howell said, "We are highly anticipating two things, that Leroy High School will win the state championship when they play tomorrow at Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama and that there will be a dusting of snow tomorrow." While others are preparing for the snow, some residents aren't giving it a second thought. 

One resident said, "Really I am not doing anything, I am just trying to stay out of the way of other people." Another added, "Its never really done enough for us to worry about."

Waite suggests a few things for tomorrow's wintry mix, avoid driving, have water and food supplies, bring your pets inside, and have extra gas on hand.

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