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Ga. road conditions expected to stay treacherous

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ATLANTA (AP) - State and local officials are urging Georgians to avoid driving as a new layer of sleet and snow freeze throughout a large swath of the state.

Georgia Department of Transportation officials said they were expecting road conditions to remain treacherous overnight and into Thursday morning as sleet and freezing rain was expected to continue.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service said they were expecting falling pieces of melting ice to pose threats to drivers and pedestrians near overpasses and tall structures on Thursday.

Forecasters were also anticipating wet roads to refreeze Thursday night, which could lead to patches of black ice.

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