Saturday, February 13, 2010

West Central Georgia Road Condition Update

West Central Georgia (counties include: Bibb, Butts, Chattahoochee, Coweta, Crawford, Dooly, Fayette, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jones, Lamar, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Muscogee, Peach, Pike, Pulaski, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Webster)

Georgia DOT crews have been checking interstates and state routes throughout the area all day. Winter weather preparations have been handled and machinery is fully operational, equipped with tandem plow trucks and gravel/salt hopper spreaders as roads have become covered with snow and ice. Georgia DOT will continue to provide updates.
Georgia DOT crews are currently working to clear the roadways, bridges and overpasses throughout the West Central Georgia area as snow and ice is rapidly accumulating on the roadways. As the temperatures dropped overnight and remain below freezing in many areas, icy patches remain on numerous roads and bridges.

The following roads have been reported closed:

Harris County – intersection of SR 27 and SR 190, salt trucks enroute

Crawford County – SR 7 between mile markers 0 and 3, salt trucks enroute

Georgia DOT crews are currently working to clear the roadways, bridges and overpasses on the following routes where snow and or icing have occurred:

Stewart County – plowing SR 1 and SR 26

Troup County –salting roadway; icy patches on SR 109 and SR 219

Coweta County – icy patches on SR 54

Coweta County – icy patches on interstate, bridges and ramps of I-85

All other counties are experiencing widespread ice accumulation on the roadways. Georgia DOT Crews continue to salt, plow and scrape all interstates and primary state routes.

Updates will be provide as new information is reported. New information will be added to the beginning of the list above and be easily identified by bold print.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to stay off the roadways and slow down, reducing driving speeds by half. Leave, at least, a ten car length distance between their vehicles and the DOT trucks clearing the roadways. Motorists are also advised to treat any traffic signal that is not working as a four-way stop, and to be aware of black ice, especially on bridges and overpasses.

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