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DOT crews head to Atlanta for weather preparations

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Nita Birmingham. District Communications Officer Nita Birmingham. District Communications Officer
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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

The regional Department of Transportation headquarters in Tifton sent crews to north Georgia to help with weather preparations.     

11 plow trucks and 52 employees left for Atlanta at 1 o' clock Monday.  Officials say they have other equipment on standby if needed. They also made preparations in South Georgia in case the winter storm makes it way down here.

"Kind of monitor the weather, as far as we know it's not suppose to really get down in this area. Macon is as far south as they're expecting, but if it does we're ready in our district. We have motor graders available that can scrape ice and we have spreaders that can spread the rock and salt mixture," said Nita Birmingham.       

The crews will stay in Atlanta for 3 days but they could be there longer depending on the weather conditions.

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