Georgia DOT: ‘Use extreme caution’ during this morning’s commute

Dec 11, 2017

The Georgia Department of Transportation urged motorists to be cautious this morning as metro Atlanta recovers from Friday’s winter storm.

GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale said black ice will be a problem across the metro area, so drivers should stay alert and drive slowly. If they encounter black ice, they should report the location to GDOT by calling 511, and crews will be dispatched to treat it.

Dale said motorists should also clear their car of snow and ice before hitting the road. ice and snow flying off hoods, roofs and trunks of cars create hazardous roads conditions, she said.

“While main arteries may be clear, many smaller, less traveled roads in shaded areas may remain icy,” Dale said. “Use extreme caution and best judgment when traveling.”

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