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Monday, December 13, 2010

Prepare for winter weather with Nixle.

Courtesy Appen Newspapers

December 10, 2010

Milton – In the coming months, winter weather could cause potentially hazardous conditions on city of Milton roadways. Stay up-to-date with the most reliable information available by signing up for Milton's Nixle emergency alert messaging system.

The Nixle Community Information Service allows the city to instantly deliver messages, via cell phone or email, to residents who subscribe. The Milton Police, Fire and Public Works departments will use the service for important public safety information, including emergency management, road closure and severe weather condition updates, as well as other relevant safety information.

The messages can be sent citywide or specifically to residents registered within a quarter-mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. Subscribers can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or over the Web.

Nixle is reliable and free for the city of Milton. Please note that it will only be used in emergency situations and has not yet been utilized for those residents who have already signed up. There is no spam and no hidden cost. However, standard text messaging rates do apply.

To sign up, visit www.nixle.com or the city's Web site, www.cityofmiltonga.us, and choose either "Sign up for Emergency Alerts" from the Quick Links menu on the left of the home page or "Sign up for Emergency Alerts" under the For Residents tab.

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