City of Rock Hill crews deal with snow, prepare for ice - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

City of Rock Hill crews deal with snow, prepare for ice

Posted: Updated:
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Family united with old family photos

    Family united with old family photos

    Family united with old family photos

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:53:17 GMT
    A Lake Charles man, Rick Buller, found old photo wheels with picture slides where his aunt works, Brussard Gregg and Neal Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Lake Charles. These photos became a mission for him to find out whose they were.More >>
    A Lake Charles man, Rick Buller, found old photo wheels with picture slides where his aunt works, Brussard Gregg and Neal Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Lake Charles. These photos became a mission for him to find out whose they were.More >>
  • Authorities investigating St. Mary Drive shooting

    Authorities investigating St. Mary Drive shooting

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:15:10 GMT
    Authorities are investigating a Sunday shooting in the 1300 block of St. Mary Drive in Lake Charles.More >>
    Authorities are investigating a Sunday shooting in the 1300 block of St. Mary Drive in Lake Charles.More >>
  • AAR signs deal with major company

    AAR signs deal with major company

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:40:46 GMT
    AAR says it has signed with a major carrier to begin employing mechanics in Lake Charles in the next few months. More >>
    AAR says it has signed with a major carrier to begin employing mechanics in Lake Charles in the next few months.  More >>
ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) -

It snowed most of the day Tuesday and while nothing really stuck to the roads, Rock Hill Public Works crews are preparing for the forecasted snow and ice expected on Wednesday.

WBTV was there as crews loaded up their trucks with supplies and hit the streets earlier, Tuesday.

Crews laid down screening, which helps snow and ice from sticking to the roads, on streets throughout the city.

The snow is one thing, but the bigger issue on the mind of city workers is ice.

Ice causes problems not only for drivers, but it may snap branches and limbs on trees that can fall on power lines and cause outages.

City Public Works officials say they're ready for ice by having more than 350 workers on standby.

They say if your power goes out, don't get desperate for heat.

"Just use common sense. Don't bring anything into your home that you wouldn't normally have in there to heat or stay warm with. You might want to stay with friends if that's an option. We want everyone to stay safe in their homes," said Rock Hill Interim Public Works Director Kevin Bronson.

Generators or construction heaters should not be brought inside your home.

Officials say if you have a power outage, make sure to call your utilities company and don't assume they know it's out.

Copyright 2014 WBTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow