Cobb DOT crews to work during winter storm watch

Snow in Mableton last year -- photo by Larry Felton JohnsonSnow in Mableton last year -- photo by Larry Felton Johnson

Although Cobb County offices will be closed Tuesday due to the winter storm watch, the work crews of the Cobb DOT will show up for work to prepare equipment, treat roads, and respond to emergencies.

According to an email from the county, “Crews spent the weekend preparing equipment and will start pre-treating roads around sunrise on Tuesday. Crews will then work 12-hour shifts until the event is over. They will use a sand/salt mixture to treat known trouble-spots across Cobb County including curves, areas typically covered by shade, bridges and overpasses. Cobb Emergency Management and public safety personnel will continually monitor conditions around the county as well.”

The National Weather Service has declared a winter storm watch for much of North Georgia, including Cobb County.  County offices and courts, Cobb and Marietta schools, libraries, and other facilities in the county are closing tomorrow as a precaution. CobbLinc buses will also suspend service on Tuesday.

“With a great deal of uncertainty about the timing and amount of snow, we thought this proactive action would be best to ensure the safety of Cobb County workers,” County Manager Rob Hosack said in the county’s email.