Road conditions, outages in your county

Here are reports on road conditions and storm impact from around Central Georgia.

You can also check updated road conditions with 13WMAZ's iPad traffic app.

BALDWIN COUNTY: Tri-County EMC reports that 562 customers in Baldwin County were out of power around 11:30 a.m.

CRAWFORD COUNTY: Bobby Skinner of Skinner's Tree Service in Roberta reports around 9:15 a.m. that all trees along Highway US 80 headed into Macon are covered in ice.

JONES COUNTY: EMA Don Graham said around 9:15 a.m. that the outages there are due to downed tree limbs in the Haddock and Government Center areas. He says the limbs fell on power lines and popped a transformer. No major accidents were reported. . Roads are very wet but not icy yet.

Tri-County EMC reports that 1,344 customers in Jones County were out of power around 11:30 a.m.

MONROE COUNTY: EMA director Matt Perry reported around 11:15 a.m. that a tree had fallen on power lines and caught on fire near the 5000 block of Highway 83 south.

PUTNAM COUNTY Sheriff Howard Sills said his office has already responded to five accidents within an hour Wednesday morning due to icy road conditions.

The sheriff's office typically responds to one or two accidents in a day, "and it's only going to get worse," Sills told 13WMAZ. "It's a mix of ice and rain and it's coming down with a vengeance," he added.

All of the accidents thus far have been minor and no injuries have been reported, Sills said.

"People need to understand, if you're out here driving around in this and you don't have to be, we may charge you with something because you're being reckless," Sills said.

Half of the businesses in Putnam County are closed, Sills said. "Even McDonald's is closed. That should tell you something," he added.

Tri-County EMC reports that 407 customers in Putnam County were out of power around 11:30 a.m.

TWIGGS COUNTY Chief Deputy Billy Boney said around 9 a.m. that many roads are starting to ice up. He cited Bullard Road as being particularly bad. He said people should say off the road unles it's critical.


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