Etowah County EMA: Worst is yet to come

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Emergency Management Agency in Etowah County has been hard at work all day trying to keep the roads clear and people safe, but they say the worst is yet to come.

“Wednesday might be our worst day,” Gadsden/Etowah County EMA Director Mike Bryant said.

Snow and sleet fell throughout the county all Tuesday morning, causing a few slick spots and icy patches. However, Bryant said they only saw a few minor accidents with no injuries.

Bryant says county and city leaders met before the storm and decided to close schools county-wide and encourage everyone to stay off the roads if possible.

“When we have these kind of conditions, we really stress to people to stay off the roads unless they absolutely have to travel,” Bryant said.

Etowah County EMA is encouraging everyone to continue to limit travel if possible as they brace for another round of winter weather Wednesday morning.

“Hopefully no ice, but we’re going to get a good bit of snow. It’s forecast up to four inches here,” Bryant said.

The owner of The Choice Restaurant in Gadsden told us he opened on time Tuesday but he might stay closed Wednesday, if the weather gets bad enough.

“If the weather gets really bad then we will close up just because I don’t want my people on the roads,” restaurant owner Joel Moon said.

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