Ted Wynn, Director of Bulloch Emergency Management Agency, reported this morning that the bridges and overpasses in the county have begun to ice over as a result of dropping temperatures and standing water since 6am. Roads are closed until further notice. Transportation crews are working to mitigate this problem now.
The rain stopped overnight but that was followed by sleet this morning. Trees, bushes and power lines are coated with ice. But so far no problems or power outages reported in this area.
Statesboro Police Department spokesman Justin Samples said things are going well in the city. Many businesses have decided to close while others are open. No roads are closed and there have been no particular traffic problems due to icing but he urged caution and advised that if you don’t need to go anywhere, don’t.
Some of the bridges on the Interstate were closed by the Georgia State Patrol because of hazardous icing conditions.
The Bulloch County Sheriff’s advises not to travel today. Work crews from the Department of Transportation and the county work camp are out spreading dirt where needed.
Unless absolutely, necessary do not drive today. If you must drive take warm clothes and a winter weather survival kit with you. If you must venture outside, dress warmly. Exercise caution when walking on sidewalks, driveways and parking lots. Many injuries occur due to slips and falls on snow and ice. Prepare for power outages.