Dyersburg, Bytheville Brace for Wintry Blast

(Dyersburg) The streets of Dyersburg are empty. People here are getting ready for the wintry blast.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning that expires at 9 a.m. Wednesday, so people are preparing.

“I’m going to stock up on school supplies and everything you need to use in a home without having to go outside,” Dyersburg resident Shirley Baker said.

The Emergency Operations Center said people who live in Dyersburg should brace themselves and issued the following warnings:

1. Don’t travel because most roads will be closed or impassable for a short time.

 2. Don’t park your car on the street sides so snow plows can get throughout.

 3. Expect delays or no response from public safety.

 4. Check on your neighbors.

While most say they’ll heed the warnings, others like Randy and Joy Cooper aren’t concerned.

“I’m not worried about it at all,” Cooper said.

They’re looking forward to reveling in all the snow.

“I kind of like getting out with the grandkids and playing in the snow and everything,” Cooper said.

They might get quite a bit of snow to play in, Dyersburg is expected to get 6 to 10 inches.

Blytheville is also expected to get a half foot of snow.

“I’m excited. I was excited about a white Christmas, we haven’t had one in a long time,” Jonie Johnson said.

On the first day of Christmas Jonie may get her wish.

“My family is close so driving’s not an issue for me,” Johnson said.

But the roads could be an issue for others. Sanding trucks are on standby, ready to go.

That’s good news for John Cartwright.

“I have a trip tomorrow and I hope I can get on the road tomorrow,” Cartwright said.

The storm will blow throughout late tonight or early tomorrow bringing snow and sleet.

“All I hear is ching ching,” Billy C. said.

Billy cuts down trees and he’s hoping to cash in on the storm.

“Big money, I like it,” he said.

Others just hope Old Man Winter doesn’t sink his teeth in too deep tonight.

“I’m not looking for an ice storm like we had 3 or 4 years ago. As long as it’s snow I’m good,” Johnson said.


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