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EMA crews urge caution as ice is expected on the roads

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Local emergency officials in Albany are warning residents to heed caution Monday morning as there is the risk for icy conditions on the roads.

Albany Fire Chief James Carswell and EMA Deputy Director Jim Vaught were on a conference call with National Weather Service officials. The wintry mix line has moved farther south, threatening south Georgia with ice and freezing rain. They want people who are driving to work not only use caution, but allow extra time if you have to get on the road.

"When everyone is moving around trying to get to work or school is when ice may be on the road," said Chief Carswell. "If they don't allow more time to leave earlier and drive slower, it could create some traffic problems in the future."

Chief Carswell also urges drivers to be extra careful when driving over bridges which can ice over easily. Public Works crews will also be out sanding the roads.

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