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Americus braces for possible ice overnight

SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) -

 It was cold, windy, and wet in Americus Wednesday morning.

As a nasty winter storms hits North Georgia officials in Americus are bracing for some ice that many come their way overnight.

It's unusual to see snow and ice in Americus, especially twice in the same season.

"We absolutely are, especially so close in on the heels of the event that it seems like that people just to the north have recovered from. I guess the silver lining is and I quoted this yesterday is that as bad as the event was a week or more ago, at least it showed where the weaknesses were and now most of those have been tightened up," says County Administrator Bill Twomey.

Right now, county officials say overnight and early morning will be the worst, and by mid morning temperatures are expected to increase, and be in the 50s by the afternoon.

City and county officials met again on Wednesday, and sat in on another webinar to hear the latest information.

"We are paying very close attention to the information that's coming from the national weather service.

That is one of our most critical pieces of information on weather events and were fortunate that they have increased the frequency of webinars so we don't have to depend on something that has changed one day to the next," says Twomey.

At Granny's Kitchen, owners plan to open at 6 a-m.

"Were going to be opened. I understand that the temperature will be like 32 and it will start rising in the morning so  well be opened," says Owner Dean Bush.

County officials don't plan to shut any main offices down, but people who travel from out of town may have a late start.

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