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Brunswick preps sand for potentially icy roads

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Updated: 1/28 9:18 pm
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Mounds of sand are ready to be used in case ice builds on the roads in Brunswick.

The city is preparing for a potentially dangerous situation on the roadways as the winter storm causes temperatures to plummet in southeastern Georgia.

Acting Public Works Director Dan McFee said the sand was obtained from dredging material from the city's main shipping channel. McFee said it'll help create traction on the roads.

"You want something down there that's rough and gritty to stick to the top of the ice," said McFee.

Depending on how bad conditions get, 10 to 15 workers will be on standby.

"We've been talking to who we need, operators and truck drivers, in order to be able to apply the sand and have them ready to go," said McFee.

Tree cleanup crews are also ready in case ice accumulations bring down tree limbs.

McFee said he's hopeful it won't have to come to that, but in the meantime he's watching the weather forecasts closely.

"Until we get it, we won't know what to do with it, but we're ready for it," he said.

In addition to the sand, McFee said the city will also spread cat litter over the steps of government buildings.

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