GEORGIA - Considering Georgia Department of Transportation is responsible for about 18,000 center-lane miles statewide and nearly 13,000 of them were affected by the winter weather, it's been busy.
The east-central Georgia district encompassing 27 counties, as of 5 p.m., has no major icing issues or closed interstate/state route sections to report. Our Milledgeville and Madison area offices will continue riding counties on our northwestern side, treating trouble spots that come up through the end of shifts.
At this time, all of our five area crews totaling 137 employees that alternate 12-hour shifts will remain on call Wednesday night. Currently, the district has used the following materials to proactively treat state highways since 8 a.m. Tuesday:
- 155 tons of salt
- 308 tons of rock
- 36,000 brine gallons
Brine tankers and dump trucks will be reloaded and ready to go tonight if called upon.
During hazardous winter weather conditions, GDOT advises motorists to call 5-1-1 to report icy conditions on interstates, state routes, overpasses and bridges. If possible, postpone travel until daylight hours when road conditions such as black ice are more visible.