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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be heading home soon as roads in north Georgia get clear after this latest winter storm.

People heading north may not be in the clear just yet. They still need to drive cautiously.

Things are starting to get back to normal for the folks up north. One couple is prepared for the ride up Interstate 75 to Atlanta after a trip in Orlando.

"Treacherous roads on the way home, most likely a lot of ice. Difficult to drive, so it's going to take awhile to get back," said Offiong Hill, Atlanta resident.

Offiong Hill calls the winter weather in Atlanta out of the ordinary.

"Strange. It's actually the first time I seen anything like it of that nature. Been in Atlanta for 20 years. We had it once every year, not twice in a month," said Hill.

For Hill and many others traveling on state roads, The Georgia Department of Transportation still wants them to look out for vehicles that have gone through plenty of ice and snow.

"They have accumulated packed ice and snow or their vehicles that's falling off as the temperature warm and the vibration  from traveling on the roadway causes that too fall off and hit the road, people see that and thinks it's a rock," said Nita Birmingham, Georgia Department of Transportation, Tifton office.

G-DOT officials also say it may be a good idea to travel on certain lanes on the interstate.

"The outside lane and the middle lane are treated first so that people can have access to the exits," said Birmingham.

Hill says he plans to follow that advice.

"Yes, most definitely, try to stick to our side of the road and not venture out of it," said Hill.

G-DOT reported no issues on roads in the southern part of the state.

The Georgia Department of Transportation office in Tifton say workers should return Friday.

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