Metro Atlanta roads clear, but state says it’s prepared for ice

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Metro Atlanta roads clear, but state says it’s prepared for ice

Winter weather has not arrived in Metro Atlanta, and the roads are clear to start the morning.

But the Georgia Department of Transportation says it’s still prepared if freezing rain arrives and road conditions deteriorate later this morning.

“It’s like studying for the biggest exam of the year, and the teacher calls and says you don’t have to take it today,” GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution early Monday. “You’re still glad you prepared.”

Much of North Georgia remains under a winter weather advisory. Though there has been no precipitation in the metro area, Dale said there are reports of freezing rain in the mountains.

“While the roads (around Atlanta) look great, there’s still the ongoing chance of precipitation as the day goes on,” Dale said.

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