Thu., January 30, 2014 7:31pm (EST)

Governor Deal Extends State Of Emergency Through Sunday Night
By Shauna Stuart
Updated: 6 months ago

ATLANTA  —  
Cars spinning on highway I-20 on Tuesday evening (Photo: Tanya Ott, GPB Radio)
Cars spinning on highway I-20 on Tuesday evening (Photo: Tanya Ott, GPB Radio)
Governor Nathan Deal has extended the winter storm state of emergency through Sunday night.

Thursday, the governor extended the state of emergency for two additional days in order to assure all necessary resources are available for state agencies and local governments to clear roads and any additional storm-related obstacles.

In a statement released Thursday evening, Deal says he has directed state government employees to report to their workplaces at regular hours on Friday, unless doing so puts them in harm’s way.

At 9 p.m. Thursday evening, the Georgia state patrol will also being towing any vehicles left on interstates that pose a public safety hazard.

Gov. Deal says the state will cover the cost of towing only in cases where the towing was directed by the state.

Abandoned cars deemed not to pose a safety risk will remain on the street for owners to pick up through Sunday night.