I don’t know about you, but I can relax now that I know officials have 135 snowplows ready in case it snows in North Georgia the weekend of January 6, 2017.
Preparations for the anticipated winter weather are underway at Georgia DOT’s Gainesville office. Latest information from the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts mostly snow headed to Northeast Georgia over the weekend and maintenance crews will begin pretreating roadways Friday, January 6, 2017 at 6 am.
For the 21 counties in northeast district, twelve brine tanks with a total of 69,000 gallons of the salt water solution will spray interstates and state routes. Once the snow and ice begin falling, crews will switch from brine application to snow plows and salt and gravel spreaders.