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Sumter County does what it can to deal with snow

The snow started early Wednesday morning, and most of it had stopped by about 9 a.m. in Americus. / Mary Green

Two weeks after other parts of South Georgia received snow, Sumter County got its share on Wednesday morning.

The snow started early in the morning, and most of it had stopped by about 9 a.m. in Americus.


Emergency Management Director Nigel Poole said that, in some ways, Sumter County and other places in South Georgia aren't fully prepared for winter weather like that, with the biggest reason being their lack of snow plows, salt and other equipment available in their supplies.

But he said he believed the county did a good job preparing for the amount of snow it received Wednesday in the ways that it could.

"Our Public Works Department was out last night, putting sand on the road and the bridges and salt on the bridges where they were able to, and just working feverishly, trying to keep our community safe, and we're very grateful for that," Poole said.

Poole added that one of their top priorities Wednesday was ensuring those roads remained safe for drivers.

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