That’s because most people stayed home, officials said.
Polk County 911 Center Director Thomas Wilson said wrecks were scattered throughout Polk County, but none were serious. He said accidents were concentrated around the Cedartown area and all reported in this county were on secondary roads.
The Georgia State Patrol said they had no reports of any wrecks with serious injuries and most amounted to people running off roads and hitting mailboxes. Their figures show that troopers have worked five accidents since midnight.
Rockmart Police Department officials said they were pleased they had no wrecks overnight.
Cedartown police officials are currently unavailable for comment.
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No weather-related traffic accidents have been reported in Rockmart, according to Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells.
"We are very lucky," he said.
Chief Sorrells did issue a word of caution to people traveling within Rockmart since some shaded areas along streets have patches of ice.
"The Georgia Department of Transportation has applied sand in low places along Nathan Dean Parkway but it seems to be in good shape," he said.
Police officers will continue to monitor the situation.
Sorrells also advised people who are staying home due to the weather to be aware that scam artists don't take a holiday in winter.
He reported that several elderly residents received calls from people who say they have won a $400 shopping spree to Wal-Mart. "They also ask for personal information," Sorrells said.
"Do not give out any personal information if you get a similar call," he advised. "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."