Stay off Roads, Officials Say

The city of Toccoa and StephensCounty are preparing for today’s second round of winter weather.


Both Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem and Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse say that the city and county made it through the day Tuesday well as snow fell throughout much of the day.


Mitchem said that the county is ready to go today.


“We will treat accordingly and go from there,” said Mitchem.  “We are on 12-hour shifts.”

Meanwhile, Morse said that city crews rested up again on Tuesday in anticipation of today’s snow.

“We will work the roads the best we can,” said Morse.  “It will be hard to stay ahead of it, but we will give it our best shot.”

Already this morning, roads in StephensCounty and downtown Toccoa are snow covered.

Meanwhile, the Georgia Department of Transportation is reporting treacherous road conditions throughout northeast Georgia.

DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said they are urging motorists to stay off the roads today.

“Shelter in place,” said Pope.  “Stay where you are and have fun.  Let GDOT work and you stay home and play today.”

Pope said they expect road conditions to continue getting worse throughout the day today all over northeast Georgia and down into metro Atlanta as this winter storm moves through.