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Inside Operation Thunder

Operation Thunder

Updated: 07/24/2013 - On Feb. 14, 2013, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety launched a 90-day campaign to combat traffic fatalities.

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Lane of Wheeler Road closed for news conference

Traffic jam

Updated: 02/14/2013 - The closure is taking place during the news conference for Operation Thunder, which is a three-month crackdown on things like seat belts, driving distractions and speeding.

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Speeders beware: RCSO stepping up road patrols

Police car

Updated: 02/16/2013 - Speeders beware! Richmond County deputies say traffic fatalities were through the roof last year, so you can expect to see more blue lights on the highway.

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Vehicle overturns after accident in Augusta


Posted: 02/13/2013 - Deputies worked an accident at the intersection of Milledgeville and Deans Bridge roads on Tuesday night. A power pole fell on an overturned vehicle.

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Patterson Bridge Road Bridge back open

Frustration arose once again Tuesday morning as neighbors around Patterson Bridge Road were left to use a dirt road to travel on. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/12/2013 - Augusta's Engineering Department says the temporary bridge repairs have been completed and the road is open for traffic. Frustration arose once again Tuesday morning as neighbors around Patterson Bridge Road were left to use a dirt road to travel on.

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UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal McDuffie Co. accident

Deadly Accident

Posted: 02/11/2013 - Michael Robert Thomas Fountain of Thomson crashed at 6:55 a.m. on Saturday. The Georgia State Patrol says the 24-year-old was traveling west on Augusta Highway in his 2010 Hyundai Elantra.

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5 involved in rollover accident in Aiken Co.

The scene of the accident on Herndon Dairy Road. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/09/2013 - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash on Herndon Dairy Road. The accident happened near the intersection with Silver Bluff Road just before 9 p.m.

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UPDATE: Road back open after power line falls

Traffic jam

Updated: 02/08/2013 - Columbia County deputies say the road is open and traffic is flowing again on Washington Road. Traffic going both ways in front of the West Town Shopping Center was closed after a power line fell.

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Construction project to extend trails along Augusta Canal

Crews are working to extend trails along the Augusta Canal. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/08/2013 - News 12 is on your side with details about a major construction project going on in Augusta. It's a project to extend trails along the Augusta Canal. If you drove on River Watch Parkway on Thursday, you probably noticed it.

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