Winter weather could impact travel

- With winter precipitation in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, drivers should be ready to take their time on area roadways.

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"We are fully staffed.  We're ready to go," said Chris Williams, lead driver at Marietta Wrecker Service.  "All of our trucks are equipped with snow chains and everything like that."

Williams said winter weather like what hit metro Atlanta last month usually creates a busy work week for him and his co-workers.

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"It became like bumper cars out there.  Everyone was not driving, you know, the way that they should be under the conditions," he said.

Williams warned people should take extra caution on bridges, overpasses, and back roads.  He emphasized that posted speed limits are for dry conditions, not wet or icy ones.

"If at all possible, stay home.  We'd rather not be busy.  It's beneficial to everybody, but if you have to get out just keep it slow.  No harsh braking, no harsh accelerations.  Stay constant going up hills," he said.

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If you must travel during winter weather, Williams said it is important to be ready for anything.

"If you do get on the roads, prepare," he explained.  "Make sure you have an emergency kit in your car that has snacks and waters.  Have blankets and extra sets of clothing just in case you do get stuck, but if at all possible, just stay off the roads."

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