Griffin prepares for blast of winter weather - CBS46 News

Griffin prepares for blast of winter weather

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It isn't very often that the city of Griffin is under a winter weather warning. But when it is, the city gets prepared the best they can.

The director of Public Works and Utilities, Brant Keller, said they are prepared, but not in a way other cities are prepared.

"We don't have any plows or salt spreaders," Keller said. "We just have trucks filled with sand and workers shoveling or spreading that sand onto our roads from the tailgate."

Because Griffin is farther south of metro Atlanta, it doesn't spend money on winter weather plows because it isn't cost effective. Regardless, Keller said his workers are ready.

"It is not the most sophisticated equipment, but we get the job done," Keller said. The big thing we keep open, to be honest, is the bridges and some of our intersections we barricade off. Once the weather turns bad we will barricade those roads off keep people safe."

Crews are on standby Wednesday morning as the system moves through.

"Super busy, extraordinarily busy," Ann Jones said. Jones is a cashier at Food Depot. She said they are fully staffed and waiting for more supplies to keep up with demand.

"Everyone is worried about school being out," Jones said. "They are getting food for their kids to have food prepared at home for their children if the lights go out."

Griffin is expected to receive 1 to 3 inches of snow and small amounts of ice and freezing rain.


Click here for a complete list of cancellations as they come in. After-school programs in several counties have been canceled for Tuesday afternoon.

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