This is an important notice from Clarke County and the Town of Berryville. Please read the message in its entirety.
A major winter storm is in the short-term forecast for our area. At present, snow is expected to begin falling in our area sometime Friday afternoon and continue into Sunday. Total snowfall estimates range from 24 to 36 inches. High winds are also expected as a part of this storm.
Given the size and nature of this storm, citizens should prepare for an extended period of time in which they will not be able to leave their homes. Further, citizens should be prepared for widespread and extended power outages.
You are asked to prepare for this storm by making sure that you have sufficient supplies to last for at least 72 hours. While purchasing food, water, personal items and other supplies in anticipation of this storm, please do not forget about prescription medications.
In the event of a power outage, please take necessary precautions when using generators, space heaters, candles and the like to prevent fire or carbon monoxide poisoning. Make sure that you have functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors with battery back-up. Again, be prepared with supplies to live without outside assistance or travel for at least 72 hours. Use great caution when using generators, space heaters, candles and the like.
You are asked to check on neighbors who may be particularly vulnerable.
If you require emergency shelter, then call Clarke County Communications at 955-1234. For all other emergencies, please call 911.
Lastly, once you have prepared for this storm and the storm event begins, please restrict travel to only emergency situations. This will allow road crews to clear roads more quickly and efficiently.