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Columbia Co. EMA activating in advance of wintry weather

EVANS, GA (WFXG) -

The Columbia County EMA offices will activate first thing in the morning, and stay open until the winter weather threat has passed.

"The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning now, which means winter weather is imminent for our area," explained Pam Tucker, EMA Director.

That's not a common scenario here in the CSRA, and that's why Tucker said Columbia County is taking every precaution.

"Our Roads & Bridges department does a great job, and they'll be out all night taking care of the whole county," said Tucker.

She said they are posting trucks and other equipment at staging points throughout the area as conditions get dicey Tuesday into Wednesday.

"We have motor graters, loaders, all kinds of equipment," said Tucker "We have lots of salt, lots of gravel, and all of that. We will mobilize once anything starts happening."

Across the street, Geoff Guthrie was getting in some last minute playground time with his little ones at Evans Town Center Park.

"Having a good day in the 68 degree weather," said Guthrie.

He's not too worried about the wintry weather.

"We're about a month away from moving to South Dakota, so I'm not really too concerned about it," Guthrie said. "My wife says I need to wear a jacket, but if it's going to snow, let it come."

But for others not used to the snow and ice, it's best to take it easy on the roads.

"If people drive slow, they can get where they need to go, at least in our county," said Tucker.

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