Mark DeVries, maintenance superintendent in McHenry County in suburban Chicago, trains departments across the country. He met with officials from Texas after the Super Bowl storm.
While he doesn't see many cities in the Sun Belt or South buying snowplows, DeVries said he tries to push them to stock up on sand and salt and to prepare for a snowstorm before it hits.
"Quite honestly, they don't want to make news for those reasons," he said. "When it happens, a 2-inch snow in Atlanta is a big deal."
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