Preparations For The Storm In Kinston

With all the winter weather warnings, utility companies that serve our area are on high alert and preparing for the worst.

The main thing officials in Kinston are concerned with is if the rain doesn't quite make it to snow and turns to ice.

The Kinston Department of Public Services had crews out all day and will have several crews standing by as this potential snow maker approaches Eastern Carolina.

Officials say even though the city has a great tree trimming program, there are still many trees out there that could fall onto power lines.

U-S Cellular also had crews out Friday making sure generators were up and working in case of power outages.

And Public Services Director Rhonda Barwick says they're sending some crews home to get rested up, just in case they might need them.

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