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Monroe Co. officials prepping for wet, cold weather

Monroe County officials are not taking any chances in an effort to keep drivers safe this weekend with wet weather approaching/Camille Gayle (WGXA)

MONROE CO., Ga. -- Monroe County officials are not taking any chances in an effort to keep drivers safe this weekend with wet weather approaching.

Seventy-thousand gallons of brine -- a salt and water mixture -- will be made by of the end of the week to cover the streets of Monroe County.

District three maintenance workers are spending the rest of the week preparing brine for the roads in Forsyth. They're on call the entire weekend in case the weather takes a frosty turn.

"If there's a chance the temperatures drop enough -- that that moisture on the roadways become icy -- we have crews going out that will spray the brine," says Penny Brooks, GDOT communications officer. "And that'll prepare the roads from getting too slippery and dangerous."

We're not expecting the roads to become icy, but GDOT wants to make sure that people know they are prepared and safety is always first.

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