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Updated: 1/29 12:25 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Crews are monitoring the storm in Savannah.

It looked like a ghost town in Savannah on Tuesday. The usually bustling streets downtown are quiet. Businesses closed as they anticipated the ice, sleet and flurries.

DOT crews were on standby and filling the trucks up with sand to ease slick roads. Our cameras followed them while they patrolled the bridge looking for ice from the drizzle already falling.

Jan Deboest braved the cold to walk his dog. He says when he moved south from Washington, D.C. 23 years ago to get away from the cold.

"The reason I moved is I like the way we shovel snow. It never happens," said Deboest.

The unusual weather swing isn't something public works crews usually deal with here.

"It's all going to be ice into tomorrow night," said Clayton Scott, director of Emergency Management.

Scott said his biggest concerns are fires from people trying to stay warm and the bridges.

"You lose traction going up and you lose it going down," said Scott.

While the conditions are only supposed to get worse overnight, one guy says it won't last long.

Most everything is closed Wednesday in Savannah.

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