AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - These warm temperatures are hurting one roadside business. When it's over 50 degrees at 5:00 in the afternoon in December, well, even for South Georgia, that's unseasonably warm.
Folks selling firewood say it's affecting their business. Wayne Bowers has been selling wood for about 20 years at his gas station, Wayne's World, in Americus, and says business is unusually slow this year.
He says other than the occasional hunters coming in to buy the wood for camp fires, business has been sparse. He compares having firewood ready to having an umbrella when it rains, and says his sales really depend on what the forecast looks like for the next week.
"So it's up to the news department to say it's going to be in the 50s for the next three days for people to really generate and say, 'we need some wood to help heat the house," said Bowers.
Bowers says he hopes the weather cools down soon so his firewood sales will pick back up.