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January 29, 2014

Winter Storm Leon didn’t pack much of a punch

TIFTON —

Tifton residents may have missed out on seeing snow, but the cold weather has not left us just yet. However, come Friday, warmer temperatures will be here.

Although there was no snow, there was enough sleet. Tift County Emergency Management Agency Director Jason Jones told The Tifton Gazette Wednesday that they expected about a tenth of an inch and that’s what Tifton got.

He said it would be getting colder this morning.

“We’ve seen all of the precipitation that we’re going to see. I don’t think it’s going to snow or rain. It’s just going to get colder,” he said.

Jones said this morning’s temperature would be in the mid-20s and from there it will continue to warm up throughout the day.

When asked about any power outages Tuesday night, he said none were reported to them, as well as no damages.

“All roads are looking good and open. No issues,” he said.

Vickie Hickman, deputy director with Tift County EMA, also commented that only a few people came out to the warming station at the Tift County Neighborhood Service Center, located at 2737 S. Central Ave. The facility was offered for anyone who needed shelter from the cold weather. It will remain open until noon today.

To contact reporter Latasha Ford, call 382-4321.

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