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South Georgia Road Conditions Improve

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Georgia Department of Transportation reports no federal or state routes are closed at this time in Southwest Georgia.  Below is the latest activity report from the Georgia DOT in Southwest Georgia. Georgia DOT Maintenance crews in District Four in Southwest Georgia began treating roads and bridges for snow and ice early Saturday morning.

Saturday, February 13

  •  10:05 a.m. Crews are checking all bridges, overpasses, and roads in Southwest Georgia for reoccurring ice, all roads are passable at this time. 
  • 7 a.m. Crews are checking all bridges, overpasses, and roads in Southwest Georgia, all are passable; possible reoccurring ice.

 Friday, February 12

  • Worth and Turner counties - reports of possible ice on roads; We are salting and scraping roads and bridges in Worth and Turner counties.
  •  Lee and Mitchell Counties - reports of possible ice on roads; We are salting and scraping roads and bridges in Dougherty County.
  •  Interstate 75 - Reports of possible ice on roads; We are salting and scraping the Interstate 75 ramps, bridges, and overpasses  in Cook, Turner, Crisp counties.
  •  Dougherty County - reports of possible ice on roads; We are salting and scraping roads and bridges in Dougherty County.        
  •  Lee County – reports of possible ice on roads; We are salting roads and bridges in Lee county
  •  Randolph County - roads are wet but passable; salting roads and bridges in Randolph county

 During the last 24 hours, over 140 Southwest Georgia DOT Maintenance employees and support personnel begin preparations for the possibility of icy conditions. Around 10 a.m., Friday, February 12, DOT Crews begin clearing roads and bridges and treating them for snow and ice problems with salt, gravel, and sand.

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