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Verbatim: City of Huntington on storm

The City of Huntington issued this news release this morning:

In preparation for the estimated 8-14 inches of snow The City of Huntington is asking city residents to move cars, if possible, from city streets. With the estimated amount of snowfall and the intensity it will come down (1-2" per hour) the city's main priority will be to keep emergency routes open. Once the snows subsides the city will then focus its efforts on local roads and lastly alleys. The substantial amount of snow that will need to be moved as well as the snow currently filling curb lines will cause problems if cars are parked on the roadside. This snow amount will leave cars buried, driveways blocked, and sidewalks covered. If there is a hydrant in front of your home we ask that you make sure it is accessible in case of emergency. We ask for your patience and understanding that our main priority is getting the roads clear as much possible to allow emergency vehicles and essential travel access. City personnel will work tirelessly trying to stay in front of the storm. With the estimated wind gusts it will cause problems. With the projected negative temperatures the effectiveness of road salt greatly diminishes. Please stay tuned to social media, news stations, and radio for more updates, cancellations, emergency centers and travel advisories. If you have an emergency please call 911.

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