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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  As drivers prepare to hit the roads for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Georgia's Department of Transportation advise motorists to expect delays, plan ahead, and be patient.

Because the Fourth of July is on Sunday, there will be more people extending the weekend. Traffic congestion on Thursday and Friday will be heavier than normal. Law enforcement reminds drivers taking long trips to make sure your car is in good working order and that everyone buckles up. They also discourage families headed across town to the fireworks from packing too many people in the car.

"We end up stacking as many people as we feel we can into the car, you don't want to worry about taking two of three cars to the fireworks and you put in more people than you've got seat belt for, that's just not a safe way to go," said Officer Steve Graffam, Dougherty County Police.

You can check current road conditions and estimated travel times by dialing 511 on any phone for free.


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