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Update from GDOT: Ice on roads, bridges in more counties

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CRISP COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

The Dept. of Transportation reports ice on the following bridges:

Baker County
  • State Route 37 at the Flint River

Wilcox County (all on SR 30)

  • Mile post 1.25 (Alapaha River Tributary)
  • Mile post 1.89 (Alapaha River Tributary)
  • Mile post 3.04 (Alapaha River)
  • Mile post 3.65 (Alapaha River Tributary)

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Lee County

  • State Route 3 over the Kinchafoonee River

Dougherty County

  • SR 133 over Lake Chehaw
  • SR 91 at the Jefferson Street bridge
  • SR 91 over Lake Worth

 

Ice has formed on the state Route 32 bridge at the Flint River in Lee County and crews are treating the surface with a salt/rock mixture. The bridge is open.

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 and never pass a Georgia DOT, contractor or local government truck treating the road. 

 The Department continues to ask the public to stay off the roadways until midday Wednesday at the earliest. Traffic could impede the ability of GDOT crews to reach areas that need to be treated.

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 Motorists who must travel should be extremely cautious. Slow down considerably; allow extra distance between yourself and other vehicles, maintain a steady speed; avoid lane changing and sudden acceleration or braking. Also, avoid any driving after dark as black ice will form on streets, roads and highways and is virtually impossible to detect in the dark.  

Ice has also formed on the bridge east of Smithville on state Route 118 in Lee County. The bridge remains open and Ga. Dept. of Transportation crews will be spreading a salt and rock mixture on the bridge.

 A mix of wintry precipitation is expected to continue to affect the area through the early morning hours of Wednesday. The Department continues to ask the public to stay off the roadways until midday Wednesday at the earliest. Traffic could impede the ability of GDOT crews to reach areas that need to be treated.

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 Motorists who must travel should be extremely cautious. Slow down considerably; allow extra distance between yourself and other vehicles, maintain a steady speed; avoid lane changing and sudden acceleration or braking; and never pass a Georgia DOT, contractor or local government truck treating the road. Also, avoid any driving after dark as black ice will form on streets, roads and highways and is virtually impossible to detect in the dark.

GDOT also received reports of ice on state Route 257 in Crisp County and on state Route 11 in Wilcox County.

SR 257 is affected from I-75 and to just north of Tremont Road. SR 11 is affected from Abbeville to the Pulaski County line. GDOT crews will be treating affected areas as needed.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are in the process of salting four bridges that have iced in Crisp County.

 The locations are: 

  • State Route 300 at I-75
  • SR 33 Connector at I-75
  • SR 30 at Lake Blackshear
  • SR 30 at the CSX rail line

 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 and never pass a Georgia DOT, contractor or local government truck treating the road. 

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