Local area prepares for potential winter weather conditions

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With Walton County’s inclusion in the Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service at Peachtree City for overnight Jan. 16/17, 2018, Walton County Fire Rescue is advising that it is monitoring the situation and preparing for conditions in the event that the possible scenario predicted does occur.

“While winter weather predictions are always tricky for this part of Georgia, we are taking the Advisory seriously. Our crews are preparing for the possibility of tough road conditions and brutally cold temperatures. We are monitoring the situation,” said Capt. Jeff Allen with WCFR. “If the weather comes in, we will be ready.”

Robbie Schwartz with the City of Loganville said officials in the city are on top of the situation and also monitoring it to see what happens. With part of the city also in Gwinnett County, Loganville also is getting updates from Gwinnett County on conditions and plans to deal with any road problems as a result of winter weather.

“We are getting constant updates from Gwinnett County and are monitoring it,” Schwartz said. “Right now the chill appears to be the main concern with wind chills of zero to 5 degrees possible.”

The NWS has included Gwinnett County in a Wind Chill Advisory as well as the Winter Weather Advisory.

Monroe Mayor John Howard and Monroe City Administrator were convening at City Hall Tuesday morning to establish a plan of action should conditions warrant it. Following the meeting, he said he was reassured that Monroe too is ready should conditions require emergency plans.

Graphics courtesy of the National Weather Service at Peachtree City.
Graphics courtesy of the National Weather Service at Peachtree City.

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