Georgia DOT: “NE GA Roads, So Far So Good”

January 6, 2014

Nothing is happening on the roads in northeast Georgia.

That is the word right now from Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson Teri Pope.

Pope says that crews have been out all over northeast Georgia since midnight keeping a close eye on the conditions.

“We’ve been monitoring conditions, we have spread a little bit of our salt and gravel mixture on bridges and some known trouble spots, but so far no signs of icing today”, said Pope.

She says that this morning, precipitation is stopping across the region and the winds are picking up, both of which could help the roadways throughout the morning.

“We’re hopeful that the wind will help us to dry out the wetness that is on the roads and bridges, but there is always the potential for black ice”, explained Pope.

For that reason, Pope urges anyone heading out onto the roads today to be careful.

“We urge folks until after daylight to get on the roads, and when they do get on the roads to be very careful”, said Pope. “If you see shiny stuff on the roads or bridges, its likely to be frozen and ice, not liquid.”

The windy and cold weather is expected to only become more of a factor throughout the day later today.