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Georgia preps for impending storm, hopes to avoid repeat mistake

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 01:07

Feb. 10 - Georgia's governor declares a state of emergency for dozens of counties ahead of a second winter storm. Officials say they are ready this time. Linda So reports.

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It's a mistake officials in Georgia do not want to make again. As the region prepares for a second winter storm that's expected to dump snow and ice on the South, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for dozens of counties. SOUNDBITE: GEORGIA GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL, SAYING: "We are making every effort to be prepared for these events and I would simply say that we should all, individually, use extreme caution." Officials say they are exercising extreme caution after a storm paralyzed the region two weeks ago. Traffic came to a standstill on highways with many drivers having to sleep in their cars. Atlanta's mayor says they will not make the same mistake again. SOUNDBITE: ATLANTA MAYOR KASIM REED, SAYING: "The most important thing that we can do is have the roads clear so that all of the capabilities that we have put together as a team, can be used, because we certainly know is we can't treat the roads to get them in shape to get through the weather events if we have people on them." The impending storm is expected to pack a one-two punch, first dumping snow, then ice Monday night into Tuesday.

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Georgia preps for impending storm, hopes to avoid repeat mistake

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 01:07