Georgia Dept. of Transportation is urging the public to avoid all but emergency
travel until at least mid-day Thursday.
crews are out Wednesday afternoon inspecting bridges for ice.
of snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue to cause extremely dangerous
driving conditions throughout most of northern and Middle Georgia throughout Wednesday
and into the night, according to the DOT.
DOT says several inches of snow could accumulate in North Georgia while the
area across the state between a line just north of Columbus, Macon, Warner
Robins and Statesboro and extending northward to above Interstate Highway 20
are experiencing icing roadways, power lines and trees.
gusting to as much as 30 mph. could cause limbs and trees to fall on power
lines and roads. A state of emergency remains in effect for 91 counties in
DOT has nearly 700 personnel and more than 360 trucks equipped with snow plows
and/or salt-gravel mixture spreaders on duty; some 75 trucks working in
the Metro Atlanta area alone.
work is focusing on the Interstate Highway System and other heavily used
federal and state roadways, with a goal of keeping them passable for first
responders and emergency travel.
Real-time road conditions and general information is available by dialing 511 and at www.511ga.org.
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