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:
In central and west central Georgia:
East central Georgia:
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