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Century shuts down and braces for freezing weather

The northern part of Escambia County is expected to feel the brunt of this winter weather.

Channel Three's Jenise Fernandez tells us what the town of Century is doing to prepare for this weather.

Temperature will continue to drop tonight.
We were in Century this afternoon, where people are preparing, not wanting to leave anything to chance.

Julie Green is stuffing her trunk with non-perishables, preparing for this winter storm like she would for a hurricane.

"We just had to go get a few last minute things, so we can have snacks and things around the house."

Green plans on staying inside her home with her five-year-old daughter, Addison, who isn't nervous, but excited for some possible snow.

"Fun snow balls and building a snowman!"

The town of Century will be closed Tuesday.
The mayor says he does not want people driving on the roads in case of ice.

Renee Johnson
"I'm worried about people who aren't used to driving on slick roads. I'm worried about some accidents."

But individual businesses can choose to stay open, like Food Giant, which was packed Monday with people buying anything and everything.
Tamara Smith
"We have canned goods, so we're good to go if anything happens with the electricity."

For Michael Jochum, he has other concerns.
His home is 100 years old . It's not insulated, and the family only has a space heater to keep them warm.

"Not too long ago when it got cold, one of our pipes froze and it burst. water got in the whole house"

He'll be hitting the road before the winter weather comes through, and plans on staying  in a warm home with family.

"I don't plan on being out... because of the icy roads."

The Mayor of Century says they will decide tomorrow morning whether or not to open up a cold weather shelter.