Dougherty County gearing up for cold weather

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Dougherty County Public Works director Larry Cook says his department has been preparing for the anticipated severe weather all week.

Cook told FOX 31 although they don't have salt trucks, they do have sand trucks which they hope will help with the ice if and when it arrives.

As far as what residents can do, Cook is asking all homeowners and businesses to turn off their sprinklers. In situations like this in years past he says those who left their sprinklers on caused ice to form over the roads in front of them.

Cook says the areas he's worried about most in the county are the bridges; he says these will ice over first and he urges drivers to slow down and be cautious.

Public works will continue to meet with emergency management officials throughout the day for updates on the weather.