This morning Georgia Power crews here in south Georgia are packing up and getting ready to hit the road as ice and snow bears down on the northern part of the state.
It was just two weeks ago when metro Atlanta was crippled by a wintry blast. But officials are making sure history doesn't repeat itself. Governor Nathan Deal says they will be a lot more prepared.
And that starts with asking truckers to avoid the Atlanta area if possible also making sure northern cities have the additional resources needed that includes a higher volume of power crews. Jay Smith, Albany area manager of Georgia power says they typically send a couple dozen people to help with workloads but today he's sending even more.
They anticipate the possibility of power lines being brought down from heavy tree limbs and broken poles. Georgia Power is also requesting assistance from their sister companies located in Alabama and Mississippi to stand-by just in case the situation takes a turn for the worst, Smith says its better to be prepared. Their focus is to make sure their crews are ready so they can jump into action when the time comes.