Bless their hearts. A county Sheriff’s department from the deep south has had its fill of folks out on the road getting their cars and trucks all-tore-up. They’ve taken to Facebook to put the word out that driving in the snow isn’t worth it. This recent onslaught of winter weather has the region shut down, or it should, except people don’t listen and insist on driving.
The messages are coming out of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department, east of Atlanta. While the winter weather wouldn’t be considered extreme in many parts of the country, Georgians are not known for their winter driving skills. A light dusting of snow is enough to shut down schools. Ice can cripple the region. Even a mild threat of snow is enough to spark a run on the grocery stores, where gallons of milk and loaves of bread fly off the shelves.
So the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department took the proactive step of warning locals to stay home.
“You can’t wreck if you aren’t on the road.”
“I know what y’all are doing. You looked out the window and saw your driveway and the 87 feet of road you can see looks good so you head into town. Folks….there is STILL ICE ON THE ROAD. There is LOTS of ice on the road. A Coke truck hit a chicken truck what ran off in the ditch on 441…in the meantime some dude rolled his pickup on the Loop…and there are cars in ditches all over the county.”
“I know you need cigarettes, beer and wine to get you through having your kids at home. Can you just do without for a day? Stay home.”
“If a Deputy is directing you to not travel down a roadway, he or she probably has a good reason for doing so. The fact that you are from Wisconsin and “this ain’t sh..” is really not pertinent.”
Nothing too ambiguous about that one.
Better ask the Oconee County Schools…. Maybe they’ll know.
“16 crashes since 6:30 this morning. Body shops and wrecker companies just love y’all”