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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.

2014 Winter Ex: New Winter Weather Equipment Revealed

On Tuesday, November 18, Georgia DOT along with other local, state and federal agencies participated in the state’s winter weather exercise (WinterEx). The drill was coordinated by Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) to simulate an impending winter weather storm affecting metropolitan Atlanta and North Georgia.



Primary Goals

Winter Weather Factsheet

The primary goals of our snow and ice removal efforts are:

  1. To achieve and maintain “passable” road conditions on two lanes of interstates first, then state routes from the most heavily traveled to the least traveled. Keeping roads safe for emergency vehicles is our first priority
  2. To focus on trouble spots like bridges and overpasses with preventive treating before the snow and ice appear and consistent monitoring during the event
  3. To coordinate with key stakeholders (city and other state agencies) to share information and provide materials, and when appropriate provide updates on road conditions and road closures to the public.

Winter Weather Information


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Travelers can dial 5-1-1, 1 (877) MY-GA-511 (694-2511) or use the following resources to receive free travel information.

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Government Contacts

NOTE: Georgia DOT only serves state routes and interstates. Please contact your local government to report icing on non-state routes.