Columbus mayor releases statement on winter weather - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Columbus mayor releases statement on winter weather

Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson. (Source: WTVM file photo) Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson. (Source: WTVM file photo)
(Source: Derek Kinkade/WTVM) (Source: Derek Kinkade/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) –  Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson has released a statement ahead of the possible winter weather Friday and Saturday.

In a statement on her Facebook page, Mayor Tomlinson says:

WINTER ADVISORY

We are expecting a winter storm across central Georgia tonight and Saturday. Snow accumulations of up to 1 inch are expected in the Columbus area. We ask that you take great care over the next few days and do not travel on slick or uncertain roads.  

We can expect to see rain, sleet or snow mix. Roads and bridges may become slippery and hazardous for travel since wet surfaces will freeze as temperatures drop below freezing on Saturday morning. Wet surfaces can also refreeze at night creating black ice.

Hazardous travel conditions are expected especially for Saturday night.  There may be power outages as with any winter storm. 

Gov. Nathan Deal will also declare a state of emergency for 79 counties at noon today, January 6, and Muscogee County is included in the list.    

Please prepare for the winter storm by:

  • Developing a family communications plan to know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated.
  • Please bring your pets INSIDE.
  • Minimize travel during winter weather.
  • Keep extra blankets, sleeping bags, flashlights, and candles in case the power goes out.

Copyright 2017 WTVM. All rights reserved. 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Woman loses home at auction to former attorney

    Woman loses home at auction to former attorney

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:11:04 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-04-22 09:23:15 GMT
    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney. (Source: KPLR/CNN)Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney. (Source: KPLR/CNN)

    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney.

    More >>

    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney.

    More >>
  • Delta passenger fined $500 for apple

    Delta passenger fined $500 for apple

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:01:03 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:45:42 GMT
    adlock's healthy snack turned into a tough reality to stomach. (Source: KDVR/CNN)adlock's healthy snack turned into a tough reality to stomach. (Source: KDVR/CNN)

    Crystal Tadlock is not happy about the fine she said

    More >>

    Crystal Tadlock is not happy about the fine she said

    More >>
  • 4 dead, 4 injured in Waffle House shooting

    4 dead, 4 injured in Waffle House shooting

    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-04-22 09:55:32 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-04-22 12:49:28 GMT
    Person of Interest Identified as Travis Reinking of Morton, ILPerson of Interest Identified as Travis Reinking of Morton, IL

    Four people were killed, and 4 others were injured in a shooting inside a Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike. The shooting took place at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday. According to police at the scene, a white man who was naked except for a green jacket went into the restaurant and started firing. They described the gun he used as an AR-15. Police are still searching for him at this time. 

    More >>

    Four people were killed, and 4 others were injured in a shooting inside a Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike. The shooting took place at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday. According to police at the scene, a white man who was naked except for a green jacket went into the restaurant and started firing. They described the gun he used as an AR-15. Police are still searching for him at this time. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly