Motorists stranded in the midst of winter storm

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Dahlonega, Ga. – Many motorists are finding themselves stranded as winter weather sweeps across our area.

Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard has been keeping citizens up-to-date via Facebook on the happenings in the county.

“Please be advised that the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office is experiencing a HIGH volume of calls for accidents,” Jarrard stated in an earlier announcement. “I have checked the roads this morning and they are slick. Please stay off the roadways unless it is an emergency.”

Jarrard went on to say that the Lumpkin County Roads Department and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) can more effectively and efficiently treat roadways when they are clear of other motorists.

Despite the warnings to stay off roads, motorists ventured out and many have now become stranded as some roadways are now impassable.

Among the roads that have been marked impassable are Cavender Creek Rd,Town Creek Church Rd, Calhoun Rd, Crown Mtn Dr, Morrison Moore Pkwy (east and west), N. Grove St, Auraria Rd, Burnt Stand, S. Chestatee, Hwy 52 W, Red Oak Flats, Hwy 400.

Travel has become treacherous not only from ice/snow but also due to the numerous vehicles that have been abandoned.

Lumpkin County Government released the following statement:

“County crews are out treating bridges and known problem areas. Throughout the day we will continue treating, but unnecessary travel is not recommended. Additionally, it does not appear that there will be an opportunity for the roads to clear overnight so black ice is a strong possibility. We will continue to keep you informed of conditions, but be careful!”

All Lumpkin County Emergency Personnel are still  urging residents to stay off roadways unless absolutely necessary to get out. Please call 911 for all life threatening emergencies and for all others needing assistance please call the county’s non-emergency number at 706-864-3633.

FYN will continue to bring you weather updates throughout the day.

 

Featured Image : Georgia State Senator Steve Gooch directs traffic along Hwy 19 where many motorists had to abandon their vehicles.

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Natalie Kissel

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Big Marijuana Bust in Habersham and Rabun Counties

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On July 25, 2017, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office assisted the Governor’s Task Force/Drug Suppression whose primary role is to eradicate domestic marijuana within the State of Georgia and to gather intelligence relating to its manufacture and cultivation. During this operation, three separate outdoor marijuana grows were located in Habersham and Rabun Counties.

Habersham County authorities executed a search warrant at Jonathan Clark’s residence at 110 Robertson Look Road Clarkesville, Georgia and found nine marijuana plants growing outside and 30 marijuana plants growing inside the residence along with methamphetamine and a handgun. Clark, 38, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Clark absconded from the residence and is wanted for these charges.

Habersham County authorities also found five marijuana plants during a search of Jake Pritchett’s residence at 674 Bear Gap Road, Clarkesville, Georgia. Pritchett, 26, was arrested for manufacturing marijuana and transported to the Habersham County Detention Center.

Rabun County authorities found 9 marijuana plants at Ralph Owens’ residence, 252 Luther Owens Road, Clayton, Georgia. Owens, 57, was charged with manufacturing marijuana and transported to the Rabun County Detention Center.

 The total street value of the marijuana seized was $53,000.

For additional information about Appalachian RDEO or to provide tips on criminal activity look for ARDEO@appalachiandtf on twitter or follow on facebook@appalachianrdeo and/or Instagram or contact your local Sheriff’s Office or Police Department.

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