News Release: Georgia Department of Transportation
The Georgia Department of Transportation is prepared for possible winter weather conditions Tuesday and Wednesday. The Department has ample personnel and resources located throughout the state and will pre-treat and treat roads throughout as conditions warrant. In addition, manpower, equipment, salt, gravel and brine can be relocated from lesser impacted areas if necessary and agreements are in place with private contractors to assist in clearing roadways if needed. (A summary of Department resources is attached.)
The crews’ first priority will be the Interstate Highway System and heavily travelled U.S. and State routes. The Department will closely coordinate its efforts with the National Weather Service and state and local officials to best utilize resources; pre-treatment of roads will begin when conditions warrant.
If conditions deteriorate as forecast, especially in areas in middle and south Georgia where ice is forecast, the public is advised to refrain from all but absolutely necessary driving and to exercise extreme caution if they must drive. Slow down; maintain a steady speed; avoid sudden braking; and never pass a Georgia DOT vehicle treating roadways.
Department communications staff will issue hourly advisories as warranted on possible winter weather effects on roadways. Representatives will be available at the locations and via the phone numbers listed below throughout the weather event: