Governor declares State of Emergency for several Georgia counties, including Walton and Gwinnett

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal tonight issued a state of emergency for Jan. 17, 2017 due to winter weather for 83 Georgia counties, including Walton and Gwinnett. This is due to the winter weather and wind chill expected to blow in with Winter Storm Inga. State government offices will be closed Wednesday in the impacted areas for non-essential personnel.

“Following the latest update from the National Weather Service, and acting upon the recommendation from the state’s Emergency Operations Command, I’ve issued an executive order closing state government for non-essential personnel tomorrow,” Deal said in a press release. “The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will continue treating our roads and interstates. To ensure people’s safety and to allow GDOT to do its job, I urge people to remain home and off the roads. We will continue monitoring the weather and will provide updates as necessary.”

Read the emergency declaration here.

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