Ice nearly halts downtown Augusta

By: Staff
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Downtown Augusta was a ghost town with just about every business closed.


Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Downtown Augusta was a ghost town with just about every business closed.

While thousands are off work and hundreds of students are at home.

The roads made Downtown Augusta pretty dangerous, but it didn't stop some people from doing what they need to do.
Todd Zmijewski is scrapping off the ice that covered his windshield and most of Downtown Augusta.

He's got somewhere to go.

"Most people chose to stay home but I was like I use to live in Michigan and it's not that big of a deal to me."

Most of the downtown businesses were closed and not very many cars were on the iced over roads. The water fountain in downtown augusta keeps flowing and some people keeep going.

"Everybody has their necessties like walking the dog and sometimes you forget things at the grocery store. it is dangerous, " Laney Keys said.

Gary Mcilvenna. he walked several blocks to find a store buy a pack of cigerettes. He was shocked to see all the businesses lights were out.

"I don't like it. life goes on is what I'm trying to say. people still need stuff and these places shouldn't be closed up, " Gary Mcilvenna said.

Michelle Hawk did not let anything stop her normal morning routine. She walks around the corner to get coffee from the Ramada Inn on Broad Street.

"They will say I'm crazy," Michelle Hawk said. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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