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Winter Weather

Georgia DOT employees are proud public servants, ready to assist when needed. During inclement weather, Georgia DOT commits to improve driving conditions on Georgia’s interstates and state routes.


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Georgia DOT advises motorists to slow down and exercise caution when traveling in wintry conditions. Motorists should beware of black ice (especially on bridges and overpasses) and fallen trees or power lines along the roadways. Please watch out for Georgia DOT crews working to clear the snow and ice from the roadways in North Georgia and the Metro Atlanta area.

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Notice

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Residents and Businesses Urged to Turn Off Sprinklers

February 9, 2016

As winter approaches and temperatures begin to dip below freezing, the Georgia Department of Transportation reminds businesses and residents to turn off sprinkler systems with automatic timers set to run overnight..  This is an effort to prevent potential road hazard for motorists. 

Drivers are cautioned to be on the lookout for icy patches or black ice, especially early in the morning following sub-freezing temperatures.

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Winter Weather Plan

2016 Winter Weather
Plan & Preparedness Efforts

First priority is to keep the Interstate System open and passable for emergency responders and essential travel. Georgia DOT maintenance forces will treat all affected lanes on the interstates. However, depending on the severity of the storm, some lanes may be closed.

Second priority is the highest volume state routes; focusing on the most traveled routes first, keeping them open for emergency travel. Two-lane state routes may be closed to traffic until they are safe; or cities and counties may choose to work on those roadways.

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Winter Weather Press Event
Monday, November 16, 2015

Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry hosted a press conference to discuss the Department’s readiness for upcoming winter weather. The Department has made strategic investment in additional equipment and resources to help keep roadways clear and safe during upcoming winter storm and other inclement weather events.

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