Winter weather bearing down; School ready as shelter if residents lose power

Plow trucks will put down salt on local roads today and a Franklin school has been prepped to become a shelter for residents without power as a winter storm bringing heavy snow and frigid temperatures nears.

In the biggest snowstorm so far this winter, Johnson County could get hit with up to 10 inches of snow by Sunday, with high winds and temperatures dropping throughout the day.

Local agencies began forming emergency plans days in advance, snowplow drivers were prepared to work long shifts, and salt trucks began pretreating roads. Police and fire departments and local utilities will have additional staff ready to work and have a plan to rotate workers, so they stay out of the frigid air as much as possible.

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