Longview Braces For Ice Storm - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

1/14/07-Longview

Longview Braces For Ice Storm

      Longview city employees are getting ready to go into action, if needed, if the rain begins to ice over the roadways. Just like in Tyler, their main focus is on bridges and over passes. City sand trucks are on standby tonight, and police will be patrolling areas most likely to accumulate ice trying to get traffic to slow down. Officers are also giving extra warnings to drivers, just in case the ice starts to build up.

    City officials have not yet set up their EOC, or Emergency Operations Center, saying they are on a "wait and see basis" on the freeze situation. In the event that we do have power outages from the storm, Swepco customers in Longview are asked to call this outage hotline, that number is 1-888-218-3919.

Fortunately though, no power outages have been reported so far.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting bhallmark@kltv.com

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