Latest weather update from Columbia County EMA

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Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- Latest Update on Winter Storm from Columbia County Emergency & Operations Division

  • Light scattered (spotty) precipitation is expected to develop late this morning with sleet/snow in the CSRA.
  • Precipitation will become more widespread by afternoon with heaviest precipitation during the 4pm - 2am time frame. This is when we will see accumulation. As with rain, totals will vary from area to area – so we expect to see anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of sleet and snow, with possible higher amounts in some areas.
  • The high temperature today will only reach the mid 30s and go down to the low 20’s tonight, with the high on Wednesday only reaching the mid 30’s. Everything on the roads tomorrow night will re-freeze as the low goes down to the teens Wednesday night. Things will start thawing a little on Thursday when the high goes to 43 degrees.
  • The EOC and the 3-1-1 Call Center (within the EOC) are on 24-hour status for monitoring and coordination for the duration of the event. (Please call 3-1-1 for any non-life threatening, non-emergency questions or service requests.)
  • Emergency response departments, roads and bridges crews, fleet services, water utility and other departments with critical missions are also operating on a 24-hour status.
  • All county resources are staged and ready to go. Our roadways, bridges and overpasses will be constantly monitored for salt & gravel treatments and clearing, as needed, to keep them passable. Subdivision roads will not be cleared.

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