"Emergency personnel have noted an increase in the number of citizens venturing out in vehicles and on foot and running into difficulties as a result of the poor conditions."
From the Athens-Clarke County police:
Roadways, bridges, and overpasses in Athens-Clarke County are covered with ice and are very treacherous. The temperature is in the high 20’s now and is not expected to rise throughout the day. Additional perception in the form of snow, sleet, and/or freezing rain is expected through the night. Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid-20s. As ice forms on power lines and tree limbs there may be power outages.
We encourage citizens to remain at home and stay off the roadway. If you have to drive, slow down and drive cautiously. Turn your vehicle’s headlights on so others will be able to see you.
On a more positive note, I saw an SUV last month that had the father figure, a mother figure, and two coat hanger figures. That made me laugh.
From the email:
The Transportation and Public Works Department will hold an informational public forum to discuss intersection improvements planned for the South Milledge Avenue and Whitehall Road intersection.
South Milledge Avenue and Whitehall Road Intersection Improvement Project Public Forum
Monday, February 3, 2014
Drop in anytime between 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Georgia Forestry Commission District Office
1055 E. Whitehall Road