Emergency responders are preparing themselves for what potentially worse conditions in Dade County on Wednesday following Tuesday's snowfall.
Firefighters, emergency management officials and other first responders held meetings to discuss the weather headed to the Tennessee Valley. Melting snow and ice covered parts of Lookout Mountain, and the snowfall pushed residents to drop by Canyon Quick Stop on State Route 136.
"I wanted to top off my fuel tank. You never know this time of the year you may have to be out," said Jimmy Wardlaw, who stopped by his cabin to prepare for the snow.
But even if drivers have to be out on the roads, emergency responders said they don't want anyone to take a risk.
"This morning we had several wrecks off of Sand Mountain, some off of Lookout Mountain and we had one overturned on the south end of our county. Luckily, (there are) no serious injuries right now," said Sheriff Ray Cross, of the Dade County Sheriff's Office.
Cross said their plan is to stay ahead of the storm and keep areas like Sand Mountain clear.
"Since the weather is clearing and stuff a little bit, they'll try to treat the roads now so when this other batch does come, hopefully it will help with some of the thawing," said Cross.
One major concern is ice and power outages that may come with it, Cross said. Wardlaw said his family is ready with power generators.
"We had it installed hoping we'd never have to use it. But who knows? I hope we don't this time," said Wardlaw.
Others said they are stocking up.
"Make sure you have enough groceries," said Robert Farmer, who is helping out father on Lookout Mountain. "I'm so used to driving in this stuff. It doesn't bother me."
Officials said they are reminding drivers to stay indoors and stay off the roads. Cross said black ice may be a problem for drivers Wednesday morning.By Briona Arradondo