UPDATE: Snow started falling in earnest at about 4 p.m. in northwestern Pike County and will be here awhile.
The first treacherous driving conditions arose on overhead bridges.
Untreated bridges are very slick. Use caution will driving across any bridge.
Roads are wet. The temperature at 6:15 p.m. was 29 degrees. It will drop to 20 overnight with wind chills of 10 degrees.
Untreated roads will freeze. Driving will be hazardous even in four-wheel drive vehicles. If you are not home, get home. If you are at home, stay there.
Sunshine and temperatures expected to rise to above freezing at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday will drastically improve driving conditions.
Report hazards you encounter in the comments section.
Winter storm Leon is bearing down on central Georgia and some sleet pellets had already been spotted in northern Lamar and Pike counties at 8 a.m.
Temperatures have dropped below freezing and will stay there until noon Wednesday. The moisture feeding the storm trails all the way west to Austin, Texas. So, this could be a Kings of Leon sized winter storm, dropping three to five inches of accumulating snow here.
Thousands of school children, liberated for two days to frolic, are glued to their windows and ready for the white stuff.
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Beloved local veterinarian Dr. Jack Tuttle died January 8 at age 89. This column was originally published on August 10, 2004 on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
A cool breeze blew through my hair before Adaylight Friday morning as I walked down the sidewalk to retrieve the newspaper. Football weather, I thought. My step was a little lighter as I sauntered back up the drive, thinking of fall Saturdays in Athens.
I thought also of Dr. Jack Tuttle. Nobody is a bigger Bulldog fan than Dr. Jack who celebrated his 80th birthday Friday.
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