Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) -
Turn around, don't drown.
That's the message being spread all over south Georgia as rain continue to fall.
In Thomas County, high water shut down several paved and dirt roads.
And closures could happen.
If you drove anywhere in Thomas or any other south Georgia County Monday, your car probably received a natural wash.
"We're monitoring the radar. We're monitoring the National Weather Service. We're getting all the information out to all our emergency services functions," said EMA Director Lisa Griffis.
Several inches of rain fell in Thomasville and surrounding cities Sunday night and all day Monday resulting in road closures.
Roads like Bannister in Coolidge and Cone in Thomasville.
"I recommend if you don't have to go anywhere, don't. Stay home. Stay off the roads. If you come across water sitting in the road, high water, don't go through it. The slogan is turn around, don't drown," said Griffis.
Emergency officials say it's not only important to be cautious during the storm, but also after it.
"We got a lot of water above us Friday and Saturday and now we're adding to our water today. So we're going to be pretty busy this week watching it, watching our rivers, watching our creeks. Just stay tuned to the news and the National Weather Service," said Griffis.
While emergency officials only recommend driving if you absolutely have to, all Thomas County schools remain open for Tuesday.
For the most updated information on road closures in Thomas County call 227-4152.