UPDATE: Gov. Deal extends state of emergency due to winter weather

UPDATE: Gov. Deal extends state of emergency due to winter weather
(Source: Facebook, Gov. Nathan Deal)
(Source: Facebook, Gov. Nathan Deal)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Gov. Nathan Deal has extended a state of emergency to Thursday for 83 counties due to winter weather.

The counties span throughout much of central and north Georgia.

This distance extends from Columbus to Macon to Augusta and northward. The state government will be closed tomorrow in the impacted areas for non-essential personnel.

Following the latest update from the National Weather Service, and acting upon the recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command, I've issued an executive order closing state government for non-essential personnel tomorrow," said Deal. "The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will continue treating our roads and interstates. To ensure people's safety and to allow GDOT to do its job, I urge people to remain home and off the roads. We will continue monitoring the weather and will provide updates as necessary."

To read more of the emergency declaration, click here.

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