Emergency Responders Plan for Snow Drifts, Impassable Roads
Brooklyn Center police are planning for a coordinated emergency response during this week’s snowstorm. The response plan includes plow trucks leading the way for first responders to access roads with snow drifts.
The National Weather Service predicts “dangerous” driving conditions with snow blowing and poor visibility Wednesday into Thursday. The conditions are not ideal, especially if you have to be on the roads. Brooklyn Center Police Commander Tony Gruenig says the department will implement a policy, something it hasn’t done in years, if weather conditions turn extreme.
“We’ll have a plow truck at one of our fire stations, and then we can have an emergency vehicle like at North Memorial, and a police vehicle and a fire truck, and they can all go to the call for service together and having the plow lead the way,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn Center officials ask residents to keep their vehicles off the roadways and stay home if possible. They also want residents to remove garbage cans off the streets to help plow drivers.
“We need to come together as a community, and everyone needs to work together to keep the streets clean and safe,” said Gruenig.
The Brooklyn Center Fire Department also encourages residents to keep fire hydrants clear of snow.
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