Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Police jury crews ready to roll if weather worsens

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Yesterday's storm brought strong winds, heavy rains and hail according to the National Weather Service.

As a result of the foul weather, Webster Parish crews were forced to clear a tree, which fell across both lanes of Germantown Road, north of Minden.

"It is standard procedure for the sheriff's department to contact utility companies any time a tree falls possibly interfering with their operations," said Teddy Holloway, Public Works Director for the Webster Parish Police Jury.

Holloway said while he doesn't think Friday's forecasted snow will cause any problems, his crews are ready to act.

"We have sand trucks that we keep full at all times," Holloway said. "So, we are ready if it happens to snow and the roads need it."

Although this winter has been mostly mild, weather authorities are calling for a possibility of snow as spring approaches.

The National Weather Service predicts today and tomorrow will mirror the mild winter the area has had, with a high near 55 today and a high near 65 on Thursday, which should be sunny.

Friday night brings a 20 percent chance of snow to the area, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low in the mid 30s.

The same 20 percent chance of snow continues on Saturday, which the National Weather Service predicts will be mostly sunny, with a high in the mid 40s.






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