Gov. Nathan Deal has expanded the state of emergency to 108 Georgia counties. The emergency declaration is effective for seven days and makes all state resources available to local governments and entities within the impacted area of the hurricane.
View Executive Order
Georgia DOT Crews Clearing Debris
Georgia DOT deployed Special Response Teams consisting of nearly 1,400 personnel statewide. Crews began clearing impacted roadways once the worst of the storm passed, responding to reports of downed trees and debris in the roadways. A total of 247 routes were closed, blocked or reported to have debris during the peak of the storm. Crews are actively working to clear and reopen any routes that remain closed. Priority routes will be cleared first to ensure the public maintains access to hospitals, trauma centers and other public facilities.
Traffic Signal Outages
An estimated 300 traffic signals operated by Georgia DOT are currently experiencing possible outages. Motorists who must drive today should always treat a flashing red and non-operational signal as a four-way stop. Drivers are advised to stop, look in all directions, and proceed only when safe to do so.
Construction Work Suspended 10/9 -10/12
Georgia DOT has suspended all construction work that negatively effects travel on the interstates and all evacuation routes within the areas listed below. The suspensions begin at
10AM, Tuesday, October 9 and will remain in place until
7PM, Friday, October 12.
- Georgia DOT District 4 (southwest Georgia) has suspended all construction work.
- Georgia DOT District 5 (coastal Georgia) will cease all construction work on I-95 and I-16 effective 10/9.