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Georgia acts early to prevent second snow debacle

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 00:46

Feb. 12 - Georgia officials take a 'never again' approach, dispatching salt and road trucks early to prevent a repeat of the botched response that left thousands stranded on icy roads. Deborah Gembara reports.

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In Atlanta --- they're not taking any chances. With another storm moving in, state officials are making sure their road crews have the plows, cherry-pickers and snow tires necessary to keep traffic moving. Sand and salt trucks already on the road. Natalie Dale, Georgia Department of Transportation. SOUNDBITE: Natalie Dale of the Georgia Department of Transportation saying: "We're running those trucks 12 hour shifts, 24 hours a day." They're determined to get ahead of this storm and prevent the debacle that left thousands stranded on the highway two weeks ago. This time, even more snow is expected --- 3 to 5 inches compared to the the two inches that turned Atlanta's roads in abandoned car lot. This is the second major storm to hit the southern United States.

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Georgia acts early to prevent second snow debacle

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 00:46