Posted: Tuesday, February 11th 2014 at 2:11pm
GDOT working several problem areas in NE Ga.
GAINESVILLE - Georgia Department of Transportation crews were working several problem areas in northeast Georgia as of noon today.
“Please be wary if you must drive today especially when driving on bridges as icing occurs on bridges first. We are starting to get reports of icing on bridges so please slow down, give yourself plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you and use lower gears on your vehicle for additional traction. Currently it is snowing across Northeast Georgia but not sticking to roadways. Crews are plowing snow in higher elevations specifically in the Mountains. We ask you to please stay home and not drive unless it is an emergency,” said Bayne Smith, District Engineer for Northeast Georgia.
Georgia DOT – in conjunction with Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) – is prepared to respond to two likely winter weather events: one moved through this morning and a second likely to begin tonight and continue until perhaps Thursday morning. Both will involve possible snow, freezing rain and ice.
At noon, crews are plowing snow and spreading salt and gravel on the roadways at the following locations:
· SR 136 across Burnt Mountain in Dawson County
· SR 2 and SR 15/US 441 in Rabun County
· SR 365 in Habersham County
· SR 60 in Lumpkin County
· SR 11/US 129 over Blood Mountain in White and Union Counties
· SR 17 and SR 365 in Stephens County
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