Rockingham County Fire and Rescue Crews Prepare for Storm

GROTTOES, Va. (WHSV) -- Rockingham County Fire and Rescue crews took time to prepare all equipment on Sunday with the threat of the storm. Crews are also on standby, in case they need to be called in.

With the threat of ice, roads could become dangerous. Some of the calls they get involve vehicles sliding off the road, which could lead to an accident.

People at Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department put chains on truck tires Sunday, and they also checked chain saws for gas. The saws are used by crews for any downed trees. As crews are on standby for the storm, volunteers say to be careful.

"Try and avoid being in the weather if at all possible. But if you are, if you do have to drive, slow down, go below the speed limit, keep distance between yourself and other vehicles. And try to do everything that you absolutely have to do before the brunt of the storm hits," said Lt. Benjamin Brown.

The storm could also cause power outages. Fire and rescue crews say it becomes a problem when ice sticks to power lines.

Rockingham County Fire and Rescue crews say they are prepared for whatever the storm brings.


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