County braces for frozen conditions, frigid temperatures

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The potential loss of electrical service looms large for first responders and others faced with protecting the public from a winter storm barreling into the Hoosier state.

Jackson County saw only rain fall during the morning and afternoon hours Sunday with temperatures hovering around 36 much of the time.

A sudden drop in temperature and gusting winds of nearly 40 mph could result in what Duane Davis of Jackson County Emergency Management office called flash freezing, which could snap power lines and shut off residents’ furnaces with an overnight low of minus 8 expected this morning.

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