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"I bought this lantern," says resident Mary Cardenas. "It's LED lights, D batteries, one oil, never know - backup. I bought some candles too."
Preparations were also being made at the county's Office of Emergency Management.
"We gave all our generators for our emergency purposes we try to make sure are up and running in our communications, it's up and running the best that we can," says EMA Director Donny Bear.
The winter weather is a big switch from temperatures near 70 just a week ago.
"It's crazy," says Rebecca Johnson. "It's freezing. One minute it's pretty, the next it's ugly."
Officials are just hoping the winter mix doesn't stick around too long to cause too many problems.
"Power outages is the big thing with the ice and everything," says Bear. "That's what concerns us the most, especially people on home medical stuff."
Lots of ice on trees and signs, anything stationary, but we're seeing some of that ice beginning to melt form just a few hours ago. Dickson County Emergency Management will be keeping a close eye on things there overnight.
Tuesday, January 15 2013, 10:03 PM CST
State officials to hold seat belt campaign event
May 24, 2013 08:11 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) -- The Governor's Highway Safety Office plans to announce its "Click It or Ticket" campaign on Friday.
The event is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. at the Robertson County Courthouse in Springfield.
Nationally, statistics show seat belt use increased significantly in 2012 as compared to 2011 among drivers, right-front passengers and backseat occupants.
However, officials say more than 400 of Tennessee's crash fatalities last year involved unrestrained drivers or passengers.
The Governor's Highway Safety Office urges all motorists to buckle up.
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