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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County Public Works Crews are keeping a close eye on the roads. If the inclement weather does in fact move in, they say they have tons of sand ready to spread on the roads if they freeze over.  

One truck is already filled up with sand. Dougherty County Director of Public Works, Larry Cook, says he has a fleet ready just in case temperatures drop Sunday and bring freezing rain and ice.

Cook says he wants to have all grounds covered just in case conditions get worse overnight.

"Saturday and Sunday we're on standby with all of our crews," said  Cook. "We're prepared, but right now we're in a wait and see mode. We'll be prepared Sunday night."

An emergency response team is on-call in case Dougherty County sees ice or snow. Sand is stocked up on site year-round. Crews pour it on oil spills after wrecks and dirt roads when they're saturated with water - along with many other uses.

Roughly 200 yards worth of sand sit in a nearby stock pile. It's enough to cover all roads in Dougherty County and Albany if city work crews need assistance.

The Department of Transportation advises drivers to stay off roads between Sunday night and Monday. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain are expected throughout Georgia and as far south as Albany.

 

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