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Emergency officials are ready to respond to accidents on icy roads

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Police, fire and medical officials are all fully staffed going into Tuesday night to prepare for more accidents, but they urge everyone to go home and stay there unless it's an emergency.

Capt. J.D. Hawk with CPD Patrol Services says if you do go out, drive slow and look out for others on the roads.

People, even after the snow hits, they'll be out sightseeing, drive around, they'll slide, they'll hit cars. They'll hit signs. They'll hit curbs. That's what's going to tie up public safety. If you want to get out and look at the snow, please walk.>

With the car crashes that are inevitable on the icy streets, Columbus Fire Marshal Chief Ricky Shores says all divisions of the fire department have been briefed and are ready to help each other if need be.

Fire officials actually went home for a few hours Tuesday afternoon after their morning meetings so they could be prepared for the long night ahead of them.

Jessi Mitchell

Jessi joined the WRBL news team in October 2012 after working as a freelance production assistant for MTV Networks in Los Angeles.

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