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Expect a rainy Memorial Day weekend

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A warning from police and state troopers about the Memorial Day Weekend travel period, they expect roads will be even more dangerous than they usually are on the holiday weekend because of the rain.

The state predicted 18 people will die in Georgia traffic crashes by midnight Monday, four more than last Memorial Day.

Rain is expected for much of the weekend across much of the state, police say that's just one more reason why you need to slow down and buckle up.

"We're running Click It or Ticket for two weeks and the middle of that is Memorial Day, the biggest thing we're stressing is for people to be wearing their seat belts; four fatalities last year during Memorial Day was because the people were not restrained," said Lt. Tom Jackson, Dougherty County Police.

The Georgia State Patrol said alcohol and lack of seat belt use were factors in most of last year's fatal crashes.

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