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Sumter County is preparing for wintry precipitation

By Jay Polk - bio | email

SUMTER COUNTY, GA (WALB) – Bitter cold continues to grip South Georgia.  As moisture approaches some parts of our area will likely get some snow.

The greatest chances for snow flurries and sleet appear to be in Sumter, Stewart and Webster Counties.

Americus Public Works and Sumter County government leaders met Wednesday afternoon to plan a strategy to deal with wintry precipitation.

Bridges are especially vulnerable to ice and one pile of sand is ready to be spread on the roads, with more on the way.

"We have the luxury, we have a few places here in Sumter County where we can go in and get sand," said Willie Young, the Director of Sumter County Public Works.

Young says that the snowfall back in March did not give them any problems, but he urges people who don't have to travel on Thursday night and Friday morning to stay off of the roads.

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