Augusta area dodges icy storm

Monday, March 2, 2009 9:17 AM
Last updated 5:03 PM
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Most of the Augusta area found clear roads and no weather issues this morning after a weekend winter storm threatened the region.

“Columbia County was under a Winter Storm Warning until just before 10 p.m. last night when the warning was downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory,” said Pam Tucker, Columbia County’s emergency services director. “That advisory was cancelled at 2:18 a.m. this morning.”

The decision to close schools and some offices, she added, was made with guidance from the National Weather Service. “The certainty in the forecast yesterday, including below freezing temps overnight and treacherous morning road conditions, guided the prudent actions put into motion by the county and school system in the best interest of the safety of our citizens and school children,” Mrs. Tucker wrote in an advisory this morning.

Emergency authorities and the county’s Roads & Bridges personnel monitored conditions through the night and were especially watchful for ice forming on bridges and roads. By 3 a.m., however, temperatures had fallen only to 35 degrees, falling short of freezing any residual water from Sunday’s rains.

A subsequent inspection at 6 a.m. found no icing or adverse conditions, she said.

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TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 03/02/09 - 10:29 am
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Augusta didn't dodge an icy
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Augusta didn't dodge an icy storm... It dodged intelligence

momof2
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momof2 03/02/09 - 10:41 am
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Wow. "Expecially" made it

Wow. "Expecially" made it though editing, huh? That's awesome.

PizzaLoverOU812
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PizzaLoverOU812 03/02/09 - 12:52 pm
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I want snow. Why do we always

I want snow. Why do we always miss the snow it sucks.

My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/02/09 - 12:52 pm
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what's new about that?

what's new about that? officials in this area always jump the gun when it comes to weather. it blows my mind when they cancel school because the temp. drops below freezing. clueless!!! columbia county canceled their schools at 2:30 in the afternoon on sunday. that's just stupid.

sjgraci
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sjgraci 03/02/09 - 01:00 pm
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All the hype. What a joke.

All the hype. What a joke.

soldout
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soldout 03/02/09 - 01:24 pm
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no harm done; it saved the

no harm done; it saved the county a little gas money. One day of school missed can't hurt too much. They can all stay home and listen to Rush and really get an education.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 03/02/09 - 02:03 pm
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I agree with Pizzalover, why

I agree with Pizzalover, why do we always miss the snow? It seems we can not even get an adequate rainstorm any more.We don't need the ice, but bring on the snow. But it needs to come quick, as it will soon to be too warm for it.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 03/02/09 - 03:26 pm
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The Pam Tucker Dome strikes

The Pam Tucker Dome strikes again.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 03/02/09 - 03:30 pm
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"The decision to close

"The decision to close schools and some offices, she added, was made with guidance from the National Weather Service". Aren't they based in Columbia, SC? They apparently have no idea the Augusta sits in a hole and misses all the bad storms. Maybe all the toxic chemicals (DSM, PCS Nitrogen, SRS, Plant Vogtle) in our air nuke the storms before they get here...

Don KING
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Don KING 03/02/09 - 03:56 pm
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That sneaky GW Bush, he

That sneaky GW Bush, he caused Katrina and now he is the reason snow missed Augusta! When will he stop manipulating our weather? This global warming is really frustrating me!

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 03/02/09 - 04:24 pm
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I was surprised that my

I was surprised that my birdbath didn't even freeze. Now that was weird, since it was supposed to be below freezing last night. I didn't see one snowflake either. But a friend of ours saw some out on the range at Fort Gordon a couple of days ago.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 03/02/09 - 04:40 pm
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My seven year old grandson

My seven year old grandson wanted to kinow if this could be extended until the end of the school year.

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