Prattville preparing for possible inclement road conditions Friday morning | News
In an effort to prepare for the effects of the winter weather advisory on the City of Prattville, Mayor Gillespie has met with City staff to discuss preparations for any inclement road conditions we may face tomorrow morning.
Urban Management crews have already begun monitoring and cleaning storm drains in order to prevent flooding, if at all possible. Prattville's Fire and Police Departments will provide reports on current conditions as they are out on our roads performing their normal public safety roles throughout the night.
"I have met with critical staff, who are monitoring the weather, and we are in touch with Autauga County EMA," stated Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. "We have personnel, equipment, and supplies ready should they be necessary to keep the roads traversable tomorrow. Our biggest concern is snow and wind, but we feel all bases are covered and we are in 'proactive wait mode'."
Should inclement road conditions exist, the major work will fall to the Engineering Department/Street Division. Part of the Street Division is now scheduled to be on duty at 4 a.m. This crew, coupled with Fire and Police staff, will provide us the ability to quickly identify any areas of concern. Additional manpower requirements will be assessed on an as needed basis.
With this strategic plan in place, communication among departments, coupled with communications with Autauga EMA and the extremely invaluable resource that is our City website (www.prattvilleal.gov), the City of Prattville is in the best possible state of readiness in which it can be.
Information Source: City of Prattville