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DOT works icy conditions in Bulloch County

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BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) -

Georgia Dept. of Transportation crews are monitoring road conditions in Southeast Georgia. The DOT is urges drivers to stay off the highways as conditions are likely to continue to deteriorate until both the sun and temperatures rise.

The DOT is urges people to avoid driving unless it's necessarily during overnight hours as black ice will form on streets, roads and highways, which is hard to see in the dark.

The DOT is calling this area hazardous as icing has been reported and crews are working in this area:

Bulloch County - US 341/SR 73 Bridges over Ogeechee River Overflow and  railway near Screven County Line

-SR 24 Bridge over Ogeechee River

The DOT recommends these tips for drivers:

Slow down and stay behind the spreaders. The road behind the spread truck will be the safest place to drive. Allow at least ten car lengths between your vehicle and spreaders.

Do not pass. The spreader trucks are wide, and sometimes a group of trucks will work in tandem to spread salt and gravel quickly, especially on major highways.

Be aware of black ice conditions on surfaces such as bridge decks and entrance and exit ramps late tonight and the early hours of Thursday morning.

Four-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes and traction control are beneficial, but they can't take the place of good driving habits and the need to reduce speed on snowy or icy roads.

Latest road conditions in Georgia from GA DOT elsewhere around the state:

In Metro Atlanta:

  • Interstate Highway 285 interchanges at several locations in Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties including the Kennedy and Moreland Interchanges;
  • Interstate Highway 285 "top end" and at Cascade and Campbleton roads;  
  • Interstate Highway 20 at MLK Drive in Fulton County;
  • Langford Parkway/State Route 166 in Fulton;
  • State Route 13 in DeKalb;
  • State Route 3 in Fulton;
  • State Route 41 in Cobb County; and
  • Interstate Highways 85 and 20 in Douglas County.

In central and west central Georgia:

  • Interstate Highway 75 in Bibb, Peach and Butts counties;
  • Interstate Highway 85 and I-185 in Troup, Muscogee and Harris counties;
  • Interstate Highway 85 and State Routes 154, 16 and 34 in Coweta County;
  • Interstate Highway 75 and State Routes 3, 19/41, 20, 74, 138, 155, 920 and 42 in Henry County;
  • Interstate Highway 75 and State Routes 16, 3,362 and 92 in Spalding County;
  • State Routes 92, 279 and 85 in Fayette County;
  • State Route 1 in Stewart County;
  • State Route 137 in Taylor County;
  • State Routes 116,354 and 190 in Harris;
  • State Routes 27 and 190 in Meriwether County;
  • State Routes 100 and 120 in Haralson County; and
  • State Routes 1, 22 and 219 in Troup.

Northwest Georgia:

  • Interstate Highway 75 in Bartow County;
  • Interstate Highways 24 and 59 in Dade;
  • Interstate Highway 575 State Route 140 in Cherokee County;
  • State Routes 156 and 53 in Gordon County;
  • State Route 92 in Paulding County;
  • U.S. 411 and State Routes 1 and 101 in Floyd County;
  • State Route1 in Chattooga County;
  • State Routes 52, 71 and 3 in Whitfield County;
  • State Routes 136, 157, 58, 299 and 301 in Dade;
  • State Routes 113, 6 and US 278 in Polk County;
  • State Routes 3, 20, and 113 and US 41 in Bartow; and
  • State Routes 1 and 157 in Walker County.  

 East central Georgia:

  • Interstate Highway 20 from Rockdale County to Taliaferro County;
  • Interstate Highway 16 in Bleckley County;
  • All I-20 elevated structures;
  • The I-20/State Route 22 interchange in Taliaferro;
  • State Routes 212, 81, 142, 278 and 20 in Newton County;
  • State Routes 12, 44, 15 and 77 in Greene County;
  • State Route 16 in Jasper County;
  • State Route 231 bridges in Washington County;
  • All bridges in Columbia, Baldwin and Putnam counties;
  • State Routes 11, 12 and 83 in Morgan County; and
  • State Routes 10 and 22 in Oglethorpe County.

Northeast Georgia:

  • Interstate Highway 985 and Stare Route 365 in Hall County;
  • State Route 400 ramps to State Route 141 in Forsyth County;
  • State Routes 9 and 20 in Forsyth;
  • State Routes 140 and 141 in Gwinnett County;
  • State Routes 53, 183 and 136 in Dawson County;
  • State Routes 9 and 60 in Lumpkin County;
  • State Routes 15, 17 and 105 in Habersham County;
  • State Routes 11, 75, 115 and 356 in White County;  and
  • State Route 2 in Rabun, Union and Towns counties.

Southwest Georgia:

  • State Route 27 in Quitman County;
  • State Route 118 in Lee County;
  • State Routes 133 and 91 in Dougherty County;
  • State Route 257, 300, 33 and 30 in Crisp County; and
  • State Route 11 in Wilcox County.

Southeast Georgia:

  • US 341/SR 73 and State Route 24 bridges in Bulloch County.

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