Bville Mayor: “We’re prepared.”

Barbourville Mayor David Thompson says the city is ready in the event of power or heating losses during this weekend’s bad weather. The National Weather Service says this area could get up to 1/4 inch of ice and as much as four to six inches of snow before it’s over.

“We’re prepared,” said Mayor Thompson. “City and county street departments will be out before daylight scraping and salting the roads. We will make sure our ambulances and other first responders can get to anywhere they need to be.”

Residents are encouraged to stock up now on fresh water, food and any medications you might need before the weekend is out.

“Be prepared,” said Mayor Thompson, “because it is coming.”