Georgia DOT preps for winter weather

Here's Meteorologist Brian Monahan with your forecast.

State transportation crews are treating roads across much of north Georgia in anticipation of possible snow Thursday afternoon.

Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Natalie Dale said crews are treating interstates and state highways with brine in the northeastern and northwestern part of the state. The latest weather forecast calls for a wintry mix of snow and rain in parts of the state as temperatures drop this afternoon. The highest elevations could see two to three inches of snow accumulation.

Metro Atlanta should be spared that wintry mix. But Dale said crews will treat bridges and overpasses to prevent freezing overnight.

The winter weather comes less than two weeks after snowfall blanketed much of north Georgia on Feb. 8. GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry told the State Transportation Board Thursday the department spread more than 1,500 tons of salt and 186,000 gallons of brine on 6,300 miles of roadway during that storm.

“No rest for the weary,” McMurry said as he described preparations for today’s weather.

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