Local car lot moves cars in hail threat

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 6, 2017

Taking precautions for potential bad weather, T & P Auto Sales took advantage of the awning at the vacant gas station next door by using it to protect their cars from the possibility of hail damage.

“We started moving them when the weather got bad this morning, and I’m just now about to dry out,” T & P Auto Sales employee Matthew Wiggins said Wednesday. “We are just trying to keep them out of the weather and away from any hail that might come.”

This precaution was just one of many taken throughout the county. Many churches, daycares, retailers, restaurants, the county and courthouse, and all schools were closed in anticipation of a major weather outbreak.

By 3 p.m., the National Weather Service allowed a tornado watch for the area to expire.