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News | December 6, 2018 9:35 AM


Winter Weather Preparedness Week Day 4!

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Winter weather can lead to dangerous road conditions. If temperatures are near or below 32°, snow, sleet, and ice can make roadways very dangerous. Snow and ice reduce the traction your vehicle has with the road, which can increase the time needed for you to stop and can lead to sliding off the road. During severe winter weather, residents and visitors should avoid unnecessary travel. If you do have to travel, be aware that some roads and bridges may be closed if conditions are deemed unsafe. The decision to close/re-open a road or bridge falls under the local law enforcement jurisdiction and the Georgia Department of Transportation. 

Tips for driving in winter weather:

  • Slow Down

  • Leave extra follow space

  • Give the road your undivided attention

  • If conditions worsen and you do not feel safe driving,
    pull over at the next safe place to do so.

  • If you see an accident, pull over and come to a complete stop before calling 911.

  • Remember, ice is not always visible on roadways. Be aware that conditions may change quickly; expect to spend extra time on the road. 


Last Updated: December 6, 2018 10:31 AM


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