Bladen County emergency officials prep for possible wintry weather

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — As snow blankets many large cities across the state the Governer has declared a state of emergency.

While we’re not expected to see anything like Raleigh or Greensboro, there are some places in our area that could see some accumulation including Bladen County.

Bladen County’s Emergency Services Director Bradley Kinlaw says they have made sure their equipment is running and working properly.

They also plan to stay in touch with the Red Cross and Social Services in case they need them. All emergency services staff will be on standby Wednesday night.

Kinlaw encourages people to stay off the roads if the weather is bad.

Some people have been out already, the Sunoco Gas Station Assistant Manager Amanda Keith says people have stopped by all day long but she hopes the snow stays away.

“It’s been kinda steady, its not been too bad,” Keith said. “It’s been kinda slow, but also ya know kinda quite. You got your regulars trying to gas up make sure they have everything that they need.”

Keith says she has seen most people stopping by getting things last minute before they head home for the night.

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