The Latest Word from the DOT: “Thanks! It’s Over!”

"Ding-dong the snow is gone ... the snow is gone ... the snow is gone!"  Almost.
“Ding-dong the snow is gone … the snow is gone … the snow is gone!” Almost.

The Georgia DOT says, “Thank you for your help this week battling Old Man Winter!”

“By staying off state routes and interstates, you gave GDOT room to work in the travel lanes. We were able to remove winter precipitation and treat the roadways more efficiently. With your help, a forecasted ‘catastrophic” weather event became better than expected on our road network. We are grateful for your partnership with us,” proclaimed Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith.

Crews worked diligently for over 84 consecutive hours on the 5,600 lane miles of interstates and state routes in the 21 County Northeast Georgia District.

Weather is constantly changing so the DOT will continue to monitor roadway conditions in the Region and respond to icing, if it reoccurs.

Georgia DOT urges travelers to exercise caution and call 511 — a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, including winter weather closures, reports of icing or other hazardous conditions on interstates and state routes — to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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