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Lowndes County EMA prepares for Winter storm

A large pile of sand at the Lowndes County Public Works Department A large pile of sand at the Lowndes County Public Works Department
Multiple piles of sand at the Lowndes County Public Works Department Multiple piles of sand at the Lowndes County Public Works Department
A road grader at the Lowndes County Public Works Department that can be used to help clear snow from the roads if needed A road grader at the Lowndes County Public Works Department that can be used to help clear snow from the roads if needed
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The ice and snow could be here any minute now, and the Lowndes County EMA has been preparing for it all day.

EMA officials, along with the Lowndes County Public Works Department, have been monitoring the weather forecasts constantly.

Even though snow and ice isn't expected to accumulate in the county, crews are ready if it does.

"Right now...we've got some loads of sand that have come in the last couple of days," pointed out Paige Dukes, Lowndes County Clerk and Public Information Officer. 

"So, we have plenty of sand to put on the roads. Public works started ridin' roads earlier and assessing conditions early today and they will continue to do that through the night, into tomorrow, and tomorrow afternoon to make sure that everything is in good shape," Dukes continued.

Dukes also wanted people to be aware of the emergency alert system that the county offers to its residents free of charge.

"Lowndes County has a free emergency notification system called Code Red," Dukes explained. "...In addition to weather updates you'll receive directly from the National Weather Service, if emergency management needs to get out any additional information, it will come through that service."

You can sign up for the service at www.lowndescounty.com

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