Tallahassee Deals with Winter Weather

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By: Lanetra Bennett
January 29, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - Wednesday's wintry weather was too much for many living in Florida and Georgia.

Tallahassee resident, Shane Carreja says, "It is freezing, it is freezing. I'm about to die right now." He adds, "I'm not used to it. I'm from Coco Beach, Florida, so, this is pretty bad for me. I'm actually just freezing my hands off right now."

Most people in our area woke up to mini icicles on trees, ice on their cars, and ice on the roads.

Work crews from Leon County and the City of Tallahassee used a special truck to lay sand on streets where ice was reported on the roadways to make driving safer.

Tallahassee resident, Reba Williams, says, "I'm very impressed that they're doing that because I've been places where they put salt. We thought, well, we don't have a salt truck, we don't have any salt. So, whenever I saw this, I thought, oh good, they're prepared. They're helping us out."

One of the first reported iced roads Wednesday morning was the intersection of Mission Road and Tharpe Street.

Williams says, "We sure wouldn't be out if we weren't trying to do a good deed."

Several flights were cancelled at the Tallahassee Regional Airport because of snow in other areas.

While it didn't snow in Tallahassee, the possibility of it, and even the bouts of sleet falling Wednesday, still proved to be amazing for many.

Tallahassee resident Shabu Smith says, "People will realize now that God does is work. No telling what yo might see in Florida."

Officials say other reports of ice on roads include areas off of Monroe Street and Crowder, and Highway 20 east of Aenon Church Road.

Everyone is urged to be extra careful driving. For those with plans to fly somewhere, managers at the Tallahassee Regional Airport suggest you call before coming.

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