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Weather and roadway updates for Lowndes Co.

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-03 11:14:19-05

LOWNDES CO., Fla. (WTXL) - The Lowndes County Emergency Management provides weather updates for the county. 

The Lowndes Co. Emergency Management Director, Ashley Tye, says they believe the precipitation they received earlier today has cleared in their area and no other additional precipitation is in the forecast over the next 48 hours.

Officials from multiple agencies have been responding to more than 100 traffic accidents, which had began just after midnight. 

Personnel have also distributed numerous truckloads of salt, sand and gravel on to local roads, bridges and overpasses to help break up the ice that has accumulated. 

Crews are now working to de-ice all of the roads so that it may allow as much moisture to dissipate as possible before temperatures dip back below freezing later this afternoon. 

Tye says there will be sporadic patches of ice along roadways and bridges so it is vital that everyone drives slowly and safely as they travel tomorrow morning.

Most of the car crashes have been in result of speeding on the slippery roadways.

As things return to normal, drivers need to take their time and drive cautiously over the next few days so they can make it to their destination without incident.

As 911 calls are coming in at an accelerating rate, it is essential that everyone remembers that 911 should only be used in the event of an emergency, which requires a response from law enforcement, fire department or emergency medical services.

Do not call 911 for updates on road conditions or for general information.