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Georgia Sheriff: Get off roads unless you’re driving to the hospital

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FORSYTH COUNTY — A Georgia Sheriff, fed up with the number of wrecks on the roads, took to Facebook to put drivers on notice.

Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman said the Sheriff’s Dept. was working 14 wrecks and didn’t mince words when telling drivers to stay home.

“Okay folks, we are working 14, yes 14 wrecks right now and have dozens of stranded cars all over the county. We have called in additional Deputies to help, give emergency vehicles the entire road,” Freeman posted. “Let me answer the ‘how are the conditions on (literally any road in FOCO?’ Answer, they stink, they are dangerous and unless you’re going to the hospital, it just isn’t worth it.”

Freeman went on to remind drivers, again without mincing words, that they may not be as skilled at driving in the snow as they think.

“For all the folks from wherever you were raised who know how to drive in the snow, you apparently don’t and if you might actually, really know how to, no one around you does so they will likely crash into you,” he said. “Stay home, enjoy the fluffy rain, run outside with the kids or the pups, stay in and snuggle with the one you love, just don’t go out on the roads. If you get stuck we will try to get to you, but accidents come first so you may be out there for a long time.”

The Seriff’s Dept. also posted the following list of accidents and issues in Forsyth County that the department is currently aware of. The list is below:

Union Hill Road @ Overland Crossing
Westminster Lane @ Brent Knoll Lane
Bethelview Road @ Castleberry Road
James Burgess Road @ River Mist Drive
728 Brannon Road
Peachtree Parkway @ Ga. 400
5110 Browns Bridge Road
Sanders Road @ Buford Highway
Post Road @ Drew Road
Drew Road @ Bethelview Road
McGinnis Ferry Road @ Whittington Way
101 East Courthouse Square
Matt Highway @ Pooles Mill Road
Ronald Reagan Blvd. @ The Collections
Keith Bridge Road @ Millwood Road
Windermere Parkway @ Old Atlanta Road
Buford Dam Road @ Habersham Marina Road
6650 Cross Roads Rd.

ICE – Old Alpharetta Road is impassible as of 11:15 am
ICE – Melody Mizer Lane @ Old Atlanta Road
ICE – Browns Bridge Road @ Post Royale Drive
ICE – Mathis Airport Road

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Thom Chandler
Thom Chandler is the editor of The Georgia Sun and has been writing, editing and managing websites and blogs since 1995. He is a lifelong Georgian and one of those increasingly rare Atlanta natives.

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