Montgomery County Emergency Management prepares for snow and ice

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Montgomery County Emergency Management is closely monitoring the developing winter storm. Right now, the county should expect one of the biggest snowfalls in central Tennessee.

Director Ed Baggett said the department is working with the National Weather Service and other state agencies. “It can be very treacherous,” Baggett said.

Just over a week ago, a snowstorm swept through Middle Tennessee, causing many different emergencies throughout the region. Baggett said the county has responded to more than 100 emergencies.

Emergencies included stranded motorists and accidents. He advises everyone not to drive on the roads unless necessary. Driving in bad weather not only puts yourself at risk, but also first responders.

Several people in the county were in grocery stores, trying to stock up before the storm hit. A few people said the stores were running out of meat and other foods. “I’m always ready just because of COVID,” Jessica McGovern said. “I feel like now with this storm coming, the stores are really running out.”

McGovern was grocery shopping with her daughter and made sure to pick up their favorite foods. She is ready to stay home until the snow is gone.

Others told News 2 the latest storm was a reminder of the importance of having food, water and other essentials.

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