Thursday, February 13 2014, 04:12 AM EST
Murray Braces For Next Round
At about 5 o'clock this afternoon, moderate to heavy snowfall fell in north Georgia. Officials in Murray County were prepared for it.
Before the latest band of winter weather, roads were wet and clear but icy conditions still existed atop Fort Mountain.
The Valleys of Murray County had rapidly melt, but through the progression of the day, the Sheriff's Office never let its guard down.
In fact, this morning supervisors sat in on a webinar at the 911 center with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Sheriff Gary Langford said, "We go live all over the state with local law enforcement, the sheriff's offices, the Georgia State Patrol, National Guard through the Governor's Office and they keep us updated with what the weather is changing and what they think is going to happen."
This afternoon, Johnny Johnson used the rain period to pick up some groceries at the Bi-Lo in Chatsworth. Like everyone else here, he's seen the rapid change in weather. Johnson said, "Yesterday we had about three inches of snow on the ground at my house, which is right over there at the foot of the mountain. And this morning it was snowing and it's went back to raining and they're saying, there's more coming."
Predictions proved true. Public works and law enforcement braced for what did come next. Sheriff Langford explained, "GEMA keeps telling us, the National Weather Service, that we are going to get snow, maybe two to three inches, maybe even four or five."
At 8:30 p.m., with the snow steadily falling, GEMA held another webinar, one that Murray County attentively listened in on.