by: Jenna Deery Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
City and county leaders worked on a plan to make sure crews can get to you in an emergency during the snowstorm.
Emergency crews said they expect for Wednesdays' storm to be a large event and they are urging people to stay off the roads.
Police are also planning to shift staffing to make sure they have enough officers on duty to answer emergency calls.
Police, fire and other city agencies plan to be in constant contact with city officials to address problems because of the weather.
They will be working with county and state agencies to respond to any dangers that might come up with this storm to keep people safe.
“We have to be prepared for this and looking for possible power outages widespread across the city and county. Emergency management will be setting up shelters as needed,” said Deputy Chief Jeff Dulin with the Charlotte Fire Department.
Emergency officials are urging people to use their 311 line for non-emergency issues to keep lines open for 911 with problems that need to be addressed immediately.
They stressed they spent many hours preparing and they are ready to respond.
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