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Chance of snow remains

POSTED: January 3, 2018 10:08 a.m.
Ted O'Neil /

Sand covers the bridge on Highway 144 over Sterling Creek Wednesday morning.

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The National Weather Service says there is a 25 percent chance that Bryan County could still see up to four inches of snow today. As of 10 a.m., none had been spotted yet.

The NWS issued a winter storm watch for Coastal Georgia Tuesday, and Gov. Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency for all counties east of I-95.

The approaching weather forced several cancellations and closures. Bryan County and the cities of Richmond Hill and Pembroke government offices are closed, and all extracurricular activities for Bryan County Schools are off.

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is also closed until further notice.

Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell said icy road conditions are making for dangerous driving, and he implored residents to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary.

“The conditions have already caused multiple wrecks throughout the county and are quickly depleting emergency response resources,” he said. “Please stay indoors until further notice.”

Howell said drivers should pay particular attention on bridges as they can ice over more quickly than roadways.

As of 10 a.m., no outages in Bryan County were being reported by Coastal Electric, Georgia Power or Canoochee EMC.

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