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County leaders hold emergency meeting to discuss weather
JEFFERSON COUNTY-By: Leslie Rangel
Jefferson County leaders came together this afternoon during an emergency meeting to talk about and plan for the winter storm.
The emergency management coordinator says it was the devastating ice storm of 1997 when they last had to take such drastic measures to keep people off the roads and safe during icy weather.
Commissioners voted to close all county offices Tuesday.
That means the courthouse, annex building, everything.
During the meeting, commissioners discussed what they learned from last week's storm and what changes they'll make this week.
They say state troopers and Beaumont police alone, responded to more than 200 accidents.
That's not counting all the other first responders in the county.
The emergency management coordinator says last week, roads froze faster than anticipated.
He says the county is everything it can to plan ahead to prevent any major accidents.
You can do your part by staying off the roads tonight and through Tuesday.