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Dane County 911 adds extra staff for weather

MADISON (WKOW) — In Dane County, officials say things have been pretty routine at the 911 center.

They added extra staff to be prepared for snow earlier this week and then for the sub-zero temperatures.

The operations manager says they’re always preparing for different scenarios.

“Unfortunately, what happens often times with these temperatures when it’s really cold is some folks looking for creative ways to heat their houses,” said Paul Logan, the Operations Manager for Dane County 911.

“So carbon monoxide. So you get this call at 3 o’clock in the morning and the person maybe sounds a little groggy. Maybe you’re thinking it’s a carbon monoxide problem. It’s not just somebody that’s sick,” he said.

Logan also had some advice if you’re driving and get stuck. He said it’s important to note exactly where you are, especially in a rural area or on a highway.

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