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Mayor, Sheriff’s Office asks people to stay off roads

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office and Mayor Jim Thornton are asking people to stay off the roads in LaGrange this morning after several inches of snow fell on the city overnight.

“Road conditions are very bad in LaGrange this morning. There is thick snow on the roads and a layer of ice in many places just below the snow,” Thornton said on his Facebook page. “Everyone should stay off the roads. Temperatures may not get above freezing today, so road conditions may not improve much during the day. City crews will be out working all day to treat and clear roads. For emergencies call 911, and for utility outages call 706-883-2130.”

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City estimated that temperatures would hover right around freezing today, meaning the snow could stick around a while.

“When you cant see the pavement, that’s a sign,” wrote the Troup County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook. “All the roads are in bad shape. Thank you to our dedicated deputies and other first responders who are braving these conditions to keep you safe. Stay off the roads!”

Closures for Wednesday include LaGrange College, West Georgia Technical College, Troup County Government, the City of LaGrange, the Troup County School System, LaGrange Academy and Lafayette Christian School.

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