DOT Tells Motorists to Watch Out for Black Ice

January 30, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be on the lookout for black ice this morning in northeast Georgia.

DOT crews are working throughout Northeast Georgia, monitoring conditions and checking bridges, shady areas and the higher elevations for icing in the 21 counties service area.

Northeast Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith said that at least one crew will continue working in each county in the Northeast Georgia District through daybreak today.

Smith said that with things improving in northeast Georgia, the DOT has moved some of its staff and equipment to the metro Atlanta area to help with the work that is required there.

The snow and ice caused problems on the roadways Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning in StephensCounty.

Sheriff Randy Shirley said that city and county law enforcement worked more than 25 accidents during that period.

He did say none of the accidents resulted in serious injuries.

Temperatures in the area should reach at least the upper 30s later today and by the weekend, the area will see a return to the 50s and 60s.

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