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As freezing temperatures move in during the winter months, officials are asking residents to turn off sprinkler systems with automatic timers set to run overnight.

Sprinkler systems left on overnight can cause roads to ice in freezing temperatures, officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation and Columbia County EMA say. That creates hazardous conditions for motorists.

"We really need people to turn those timers off on the automatic sprinkler systems," said Pam Tucker, Columbia County EMA director. "It happens every year. And even if it goes up on your trees, it's going to freeze. It's going to freeze wherever it hits."

Officials also are asking drivers to be careful on the roads, especially early in the morning.

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