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Emergency official: Residents should have heeded warnings

BECKY CAMPBELL, Johnson City Press • Jan 18, 2013 at 11:28 AM

When weather forecasters reported the potential for a fast-moving storm that could deliver several inches of snow on Thursday, area residents should have listened and taken more precautions, according to one emergency response official.

If that had happened, there would likely have been fewer people stranded for hours along roads all across the Tri-Cities, said Chad Bruckman, operations and training director for the Washington County/Johnson City Emergency Management Agency.

“We knew in the morning we might be under the gun. People need to pay attention to forecasts ... businesses need to let their people go home. They need to pay attention and let their workers out and think of the safety of their employees,” he said.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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