Atlanta, GA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation is
asking trucking companies and motorists to stay off the roads
overnight as slushy snow freezes into dangerous ice.
Department spokesman David Spear said parts of the interstates
througout Georgia will be closed throughout the night as crews try
to clear ice from roadways and work accidents. Tractor trailers
getting stuck in the ice snarled traffic Monday throughout the
state, particularly in metro Atlanta.
The traffic jams made it difficult for DOT workers to reach
stranded motorists and truckers.
By late afternoon, the Georgia State Patrol had worked at least
84 crashes with 17 injuries since 7 a.m. Monday. By comparison, on
Dec. 8 troopers worked 70 crashes with 26 injuries during the same
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