“Plan your trips carefully and allow plenty of time to reach your destinations,” McDonough said. “Make sure everyone is buckled up and that children are properly restrained. Don’t text and drive, and obey the posted speed limit.”
The state DOT has postponed construction projects during the holidays, but travelers are advised to check conditions before heading out to visit family and friends. Motorists statewide can check traffic maps on www.511ga.org or call 511 from any phone for free, real-time traffic information, the DOT said.
Temperatures should warm slightly through the week, and by the weekend, highs will reach the 50s with lows in the 30s, Nitz said.