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ECSO: Expect back-to-school traffic delays this afternoon

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Back-to-school is expected to cause more traffic headaches in Effingham County this afternoon.

Delays are expected on Ebenezer Road at Effingham County High School because of road work on Ga. 119.

Effingham County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor said extra deputies and state troopers will be in the area this afternoon. Troopers will escort school busses making left turns onto Ga. 119 toward Guyton. Other motorists are strongly encouraged to turn right, toward Springfield, then change course if need be.

Ehsanipoor said parents will be allowed to turn left only after all busses are gone and will likely run into serious delays. Student drivers will not be allowed to turn left.

Morning traffic went relatively smoothly, he said.

"We had some congestion in the school zone area, which is typical of back-to-school traffic. There were no reported accidents, and deputies only wrote two citations. Everyone took their time and were patient and abided by the deputies' directions.

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