I received an email from the Augusta Police Department today (Jan 6) around 10am. For a number of reasons they want us to stay off the road.  Here is what the Augusta Police Department has to say:

Due to the inclement weather we are experiencing, the travel conditions within the City of Augusta and outlying areas are not improving as had been expected.  The sand and salt mix is not adhering to the road surfaces. There are a number of areas where plugged storm drains are preventing safe passage on some streets in the city.

We are asking travelers in the City of Augusta to limit travel unless absolutely necessary. IF that is not possible, please avoid the hilly areas and low lying areas where flooding is probable.  Please, drive with caution.  

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.