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South Georgians prep for bitter cold

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Standby generators can be used in case of a power outage Standby generators can be used in case of a power outage
There are several different types of generators that you can choose from that will suit your home's needs There are several different types of generators that you can choose from that will suit your home's needs
Some people are stocking up on fireplace materials as a backup Some people are stocking up on fireplace materials as a backup
Duster Burnett says she remembers the cold blast of 2011 and isn't going to take chances this year Duster Burnett says she remembers the cold blast of 2011 and isn't going to take chances this year
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It was 2011 when south Georgians experienced extreme bitter cold, when white blanketed several cities, making roads and sidewalks very dangerous, on top of power outages. And this year some people are making sure they're prepared.

Many are buying the usual pipe covers and propane tanks even generators. But for some its not the comfort of their home that has them concerned but the roads. Later Tuesday night we are expecting to see some ice forming making roads dangerous for drivers. For Albany resident Duster Burnett, she says getting behind the wheel isn't something she plans on doing.

"I've got heat, pipes are wrapped and I'm not worried, I'm not going to be foolish and get on the highway if there's a lot of ice, you know, just keep informed," Burnett said. 

Weather that will be heading into the southwest area is not typically what we see so it is important to practice safe driving on highways and bridges which will be the first to freeze over.

You can always find the latest on this weather using our WALB weather app which we will be updating throughout the day.

 

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