How to stay safe in Brackensburg, West Virginia

Walled city is bracing for an onslaught of snowstorms and snow plows that could sweep across the region for the first time in more than a decade.

But residents have been bracing to see some of their loved ones, who are in need of immediate medical attention, since the snowfall started Monday.

In Bracken County, which includes Brackenhurst, a town of about 100,000 people, snow removal crews have been busy clearing streets and parking lots.

Residents have been told to stay home.

The National Weather Service in Brandywine, West Va., issued a “Snow Emergency Alert” for the entire state of West Virginia and warned residents to stay away from areas that are prone to heavy snowfall and to stay in vehicles, particularly during the overnight hours.

The storm has been expected to move through the area by Wednesday afternoon, and it’s expected to bring snow in the mid-40s.

The state of Rhode Island, in the central part of the state, could see the heaviest snowfall from Monday through Wednesday.