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Georgia DOT Advises of Hazardous Roadway Conditions

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For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Contact: 
Kimberly Larson
706.741.3439 Mobile
 
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WHAT: Snow, sleet, freezing rain and sustained temperatures at and below freezing are causing hazardous driving conditions throughout Georgia. Accumulations of sleet and snow are occurring throughout West Central Georgia; dangerous icing is expected across the entire advisory area. Georgia DOT has marshaled all available assets from throughout the area and will respond in strength but encourages the public to refrain from all but absolutely necessary driving.

WHEN: Continuous now and ongoing

WHERE: Multiple Counties

COUNTY
Harris
Troup
Heard
ROADWAY
I-85 N/S
SR 1 & SR 219, I-85 N/S, I-185 N/S
SR 100
SECONDARY LOCATION
Mile marker 0 - 2
Mile marker 9 - 25
Mile marker 35
 CONDITION
Icy Road Conditions
Icy Road Conditions
Icy Road Conditions

Motorists are urged to slow down and leave, at least, a ten car length distance between their vehicles and the DOT trucks clearing the roadways. They are also advised to treat any traffic signal that is not working as a four-way stop, and be aware of black ice, especially on bridges and overpasses.