Posted: Friday, January 8th 2010 at 7:14am
27-car pileup in metro Atlanta
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - State officials officials are asking motorists to avoid driving on the state's icy roads, at least until after daybreak and a 27-car pileup has occurred on the Atlanta Interstate system.
Department of Transportation spokeswoman Erica Fatima said the roads are becoming too dangerous as precipitation freezes.
She says drivers are being warned to stay away from downtown Atlanta.
Numerous wrecks have been reported in the metro area.
The DOT says 27 vehicles were involved in a crash before 5 a.m. Friday on the ramp from I-285 westbound to I-85 northbound in College Park. Three motorists were transported to hospitals.
Authorities in Cherokee County Sheriff's deputies say a 50-year-old Acworth woman skidded off a road and died Thursday night.
A police cruiser was involved in a Gwinnett County wreck. There were no serious injuries.
Northeast Georgia roads are treacherous in places, as well. (See separate story.)
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