Governor Sonny Perdue Sunday night issued a state of emergency as the front-end of a severe winter storm began to move into Georgia. Some parts of the state could see up to 6 inches of snow by the time the storm rolls through. Forecasters however, are concerned about the effects of freezing rain and sleet across north and middle Georgia.
Road clearing responsibilities are shared by the state department of transportation and local governments. For D-O-T’s share alone, a spokesman estimates the costs will reach 2.5 million dollars for December.