County gets ready for winter weather
by Joshua Sharpe
January 02, 2014 11:00 PM | 1887 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cherokee County employees are preparing to keep roads clear and safe as 2014 gets off to a chilly start.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City is forecasting icy roads and possible snow north of Cherokee this morning and persistent cold temperatures over the next few days.

Steve Dobson, pavement manager at Cherokee County Roads and Bridges, said the county will be ready to defend roads against the low temperatures.

“I know they’re saying we’ve got some temperatures coming in that may get as low as 21,” Dobson said Thursday of weather predictions.

“But it’s hit or miss. I think we’re pretty well prepared (whatever happens). It’s best to be prepared.”

Dobson said the Roads and Bridges Department has trucks standing by to go out and spread salt on any ice that accumulates in Cherokee, as well as plows.

“We keep somebody on call at all times,” he said. “That’s just standard procedure for this time of year and this type of weather.”

If any drivers happen upon ice on the roads, Dobson said they can call 911 and the roads and bridges department will send workers to take care of the issue.

“They notify us immediately,” he said. “We keep the vehicles ready.”

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