Due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions, the Smyth County Office of Emergency Management is warning all citizens to be prepared for impassable roads, including Interstate 81, as heavy snowfall is anticipated through Thursday morning.

Extra contractors have been called in to assist with anticipated power outages.

If you lose power, call the Smyth County Sheriff’s office at 783-7204. Emergency management staff is ready to open shelter as soon as needed.

Please do not call 911 for non-emergency calls. Help keep emergency lines open for emergency calls.