Georgia DOT Battling Ice in Upper Northeast Georgia

January 3, 2014

Updated 1/3/2014 7:17am


While Elbert County didn’t experience any wintry weather last night, that doesn’t mean other areas of the state were as lucky.

Currently this morning, the Georgia Department of Transportation is urging motorists heading to the Georgia Mountains or those who live in those areas, to stay off the roadways.

The problem is areas of black ice on those mountain roads.

Currently, GDOT’s primary focus is making travel safer on State Route 52 in Dawson County up to State Route 183 past Amicalola Falls, a six mile stretch of road is impassible according to the DOT.

Additionally Georgia DOT crews are working in five other Northeast Georgia counties which include Habersham, Lumpkin, Rabin, Union, and White Counties.

Even in areas like Elbert County where no wintry precipitation occurred, Georgia DOT still encourages safe driving conditions in these temperatures, as black ice can form on surfaces such as bridge decks and on exit ramps for those traveling in the Interstates.