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5 winter storm tips from GDOT to keep you safe

(Source: GDOT) (Source: GDOT)
(Source: GDOT) (Source: GDOT)


Georgia Department of Transportation crews are out preparing to respond to severe winter weather as it moves into South Georgia.

Here are five winter storm safety tips you need to know from GDOT:

  • Motorists should not pass a DOT dump truck spreading the salt/stone mixture, as stones may get kicked up at their cars and could break windshields. Please follow at least 100 feet behind DOT vehicles.
  • Motorists need to be mindful of GDOT crews working to clear the snow and ice from interstates and state routes.  
  • SLOW DOWN to at least half your normal speed and use a low gear as you drive.
  • If you come to a traffic signal that is not working, treat it as a four-way stop.
  • Beware of black ice, especially on bridges and watch for fallen trees or power lines.


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