Posted: Monday, January 6th 2014 at 7:17am
Weather-related road problems in Ga. largely limited to NW part of state
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Transportation reports that winter weather highway conditions are primarily confined to northwest Georgia with several roads affected. Department crews have treated isolated icing on the following roadways:
Interstate Highway 59 in Dade County
State Routes 2 and 225 in Murray County
State Routes 1, 2, 95, 136, 151, 157, and 193 in Walker County
State Routes 2 and 71 in Whitfield County
State Routes 5/515 and 60 in Fannin County
State Routes 2 and 282 in Gilmer County
State Routes 136 and 515 in Pickens County
State Routes 1 and 156 in Floyd County
The only other reported areas of icing were isolated spots on U.S. Highway 41 near Barrett Parkway in Cobb County and State Route 53 in Hall County; both have been treated and are passable.
Precipitation has largely ended throughout the state. However, temperatures are now falling below the freezing level and will remain there throughout Monday and well into Tuesday. Icing from any remaining standing water on roadways will not melt and will continue to pose problems. Department crews will continue to scout for and treat these areas throughout the day.
The Department advises no travel unless necessary in northwest Georgia and that motorists in the northeast and Metro areas exercise caution and delay travel if possible until after sunrise this morning so that any black ice patches will be more visible.
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