Ga. authorities warn motorists to prepare for ice

With a significant winter storm predicted to bring snow and more than an inch of ice to parts of Georgia, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA) is encouraging all residents to stay off the roads and prepare for extended power outages.

A quarter-inch of ice can weigh down tree limbs, causing them to fall on power lines. Therefore, people who depend on electricity to operate medical equipment should have alternate arrangements in place in case power is out for an extended period of time.

A real-time list of open shelters can be found on GEMA’s website at http://www.gema.ga.gov.

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