Sunbelt Ag Expo opens late; One road impassable

Sunbelt Ag Expo opens late; One road impassable

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - A heavy down pour and high winds delayed the opening of the 37th edition of Expo. Officials say that a downpour has caused them to close Gate 4, which comes from Sardis Road. Gates 1 and 2 are the ones to use for now.

They say the road is used by hundreds of vendors and livestock owners, and it is so muddy that it's practically impassable.

Sunbelt Ag Expo officials opened the gates at 9:30AM, and the show will run until 5:00 p.m.

Be sure to watch WALB's half hour show from Spence Field at 12:30 today through Thursday.

WALB's Chris Zelman says a slight risk of severe storms will take us through the first part of the day. 15% chance of Damaging Winds, 5% chance of large hail, 2% chance of a Tornado.

Associated Press says that Georgia was under a tornado watch as severe thunderstorms pounded parts of the state, knocking out power to more than 29,000 customers statewide before dawn Tuesday. Tornado watches remained in effect for 82 Georgia counties through 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The watches covered a wide area across the state, and included the cities of Atlanta, Athens, Macon, Albany, Valdosta and Dahlonega.

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