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Barnstable County braces for winter weather

  • Barnstable County MACC to be activated at 7 a.m. Tuesday March 14, 2017
  • Regional Emergency Shelter System on standby

BARNSTABLE (MA) March 13, 2017 – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a planning conference call at 4 p.m. Monday to review the latest forecast on the approaching winter storm.

STATUS: The BCREPC will activate the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) at 7 a.m. Tuesday. The MACC is operated by the Barnstable County All Hazard Incident Management Team. The BCREPC will continue to monitor forecasts and evaluate conditions throughout the duration of the storm. The Regional Emergency Shelter System is on standby but there are no plans for activation at this time.

Travel is expected to be very dangerous during the day on Tuesday. The BCREPC urges citizens to stay off the roads and highways until crews have had a chance to clear them. Do not go near any downed wires or poles because they might be energized.

For information about preparedness and the Regional Shelter System visit the Barnstable County REPC website at Follow the BCREPC on Twitter @bcrepc.