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Dougherty County sand spreaders on standby for freezing temps

The county's sand spreader on standby The county's sand spreader on standby
Larry Cook, Dougherty County Public Works Director Larry Cook, Dougherty County Public Works Director
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty County Public Works Department is urging you to stay off the roads once freezing temperatures move in.  They're paying close attention to bridges and gearing up for the worst.

The County's public works sand truck is ready to treat roads that could freeze once overnight conditions drop.  The city has another truck ready to be used if needed. 

Monday, the Public Works Director told county leaders tomorrow will likely be an icing event.  He says the department has been preparing for the possible freezing temperatures since last week.  He says staff is standing by, and says workers have spent the day checking equipment. 

"I would encourage folks to be watching falling limbs if we get a major ice event," said Larry Cook, Dougherty County Public Works Director.  "A lot of times we have limbs that fall off...some blockages in the road.  We'll try to respond to those.  Just be careful if you're out traveling around for not only the ice, but debris."

Cook said sand spreaders will likely be deployed in the early morning hours as needed.  He wants businesses and residents to turn off sprinkler systems to avoid ice on roadways.  He said they should keep them off at least until Wednesday.   

He also urges residents to plan ahead and give themselves plenty of time to get where they're going if they have to be out.

 

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