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Jones County man spins out on icy roads
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Charles Mintz of Gray has survived 87 years, World War II, and Thursday, a simple trip home from Macon. "I've been lucky all my life, and I'm still lucky. Even with this accident, I consider it lucky," he says. Mintz was driving down a hill on Upper River Road in Jones County when he hit a patch of ice and spun into the woods. "I lost complete control, it started to spin me around," he says. Mintz says he was driving the speed limit at the time and didn't see the ice. He tried to brake, but that didn't help stop him. He was able to get out of the passenger door unscathed. He says insurance will cover the damage to his car, which was still driveable once it was towed out. The National Weather Service announced at a briefing on Thursday that all of Central Georgia still faces a risk of a black ice. Macon-Bibb EMA Director Don Druitt says although most roads in the area are passable, there may still be some back roads, especially those with heavy shade where water refreezing can pose a risk. They're continuing to urge drivers to use caution. Follow 13WMAZ's Tom George on Twitter @thetomgeorge

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