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Roads continue to be affected by ice, snow

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7:00 AM REGIONAL SURFACE STREET UPDATE

Sandy Springs closed the following road overnight:

- Northside Dr South of Mount Vernon Hwy

- Heards Ferry at Riveredge

- Interstate North Pkwy from Bridge to Northside Dr

- Powers Ferry from Mount Vernon Hwy to Crest Valley

- Dupree from Old Powers Ferry to Powers Ferry

- Glenridge Dr from Abernathy to Glenridge Park

- Riverside Drive from Johnson Ferry Rad to Brandon Mill

- Grogans Ferry at Roswell Rd

- Adair Lane from Morgan Falls Rd to Grogans Ferry

- Stewart Drive from Lake Forrest to Roswell Rd

- Huntcliff Trace from Trace Valley to Cliftside Crossing

- Glenn Errol from Mt. Vernon to Long Island

- Riverside Dr from from River North Pkwy to North Riverside Circle

- Northside Dr at Riverview Rd

- Spalding at River Exchange

- Colquitt north at Pitts

Currently, the following Johns Creek roads and/or intersections should be avoided or treated with extra caution:

• Jones Bridge Road between Waters Road and Plantation Bridge Drive

• Jones Bridge Road at Meadow Run Trace

• Jones Bridge Road between Buice Road and Wyn Bridge Drive

• Sargent Road between Jones Bridge Road and Windbrooke Way

• Barnwell Road at Aubusson Trace

• East Johns Crossing

• Abbotts Bridge Road between Boles and Parsons roads

The following DeKalb County roads are closed due to inclement weather as of 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, January 30.

Meadow Lane EB closed at Ashford Dunwoody Road

Moreland Ave @ South River Rd closed

Woodwind Road at Woodwind Court closed due to downed power Lines

Oakcliff Road @ New Peachtree Road closed

Dunwoody Club Drive EB closed at Mt. Vernon Rd / Brooke Farm Drive

Perimeter Center closed at Perimeter Center North

 

Images from SKYFOX 5 showed a grid locked Atlanta as the sun rose Wednesday

1:30 P.M. GDOT NORTHEAST GEORGIA UPDATE:

Crews are working throughout Northeast Georgia. These following locations are hazardous, icing has been reported and crews are working in these counties:

- Barrow SR 82 and SR 81

- Dawson SR 183, SR 136 and SR 53 especially in higher elevations

- Forsyth Bridges on SR 9, SR 20 and SR 369

- Gwinnett SR 20, SR 141, SR 316 especially bridges and I-85 south exit ramp to SR 141/Jimmy Carter Blvd and  I-85 Collector Distributor ramps Pleasant Hill Road (Exit 105) to Old Peachtree Road (Exit 109)

- Habersham and Stephens SR 17 Alt. at Water Works Hill

- Hall SR 60/Thompson Bridge Rd at SR 136, SR 369 bridges and SR 365 bridges

- Jackson SR 334 and SR 336

- Lumpkin SR 9, SR 52 and SR 60

- Rabun SR 2/US 76, SR 28 and SR 197
 
- Towns SR 2/SR 515, SR 66, SR 75

- Union SR 180, SR 11/US 129 and SR 2/US 76

- White SR 11, SR 115, SR 75 and SR 356

9 A.M. UPDATE: The latest update from GDOT is as follows:

Currently classified as temporarily unpassable are: 

BIBB, I-475 AT I-75 NB, wreck

BUTTS, SR 36 AT I-75 wreck blocking road  

BUTTS/LAMAR/MONROE, I-75 SB, between mile markers 191-173, 2 of 3 Lanes closed

HENRY, SR 155 at its intersection with SR 42 SB  

LAMAR, I-75, between mile markers 198 - 201  

MONROE, I-75 NB, 181-198, Rumble Rd

PEACH, SR 49 at its intersection with SR 42

UPSON, SR 74 near Wilson Market, wreck  

Crews are working throughout West Central Georgia. These following locations are hazardous, icing has been reported and crews are working in these areas:

  • BIBB - I-75 N/S near Exits 149-181, I-75 Pierce Avenue and Arkwright Road Overpass, SR 87 near Little Richard Bridge, I-475 N/S
  • BUTTS - I-75 S near Exits 207-198, SR 16, SR 36
  • COWETA – I-85 N/S, SR 154 E/W near CRESENT DR, SR 16 W near CHATTAHOOCHEE BRIDGE, SR 16 E near ROCKAWAY DR, SR 34 E/W near THIGPIN RD,
  • FAYETTE - SR 279 E/W near MAYFAIR, SR 314 E/W, SR 54 at intersection with SR 74, SR 85 N/S near SEAY RD, SR 85 N/S near SR 279, SR 85 N/S near SR 85 CONNECTOR, SR 92 E/W near GOZA RD and near HICKORY ROAD  
  • HARRIS - SR 354 E/W, I-185 N/S all bridges and overpasses  
  • HENRY – I-75 N/S near Exit 216 ramps and Exit 223 ramps, SR 138 E/W, SR 42 near EAGLES LANDING HILL and GARDNERS GROVE, SR 81 near EAST OLD JACKSON ROAD, SR 20, SR 42 near Gardners Grove, SR 20, entire length
  • HOUSTON - SR 7, I- 75 NB near Exit 134, SR 224-Hawkinsville, SR 247 near SR 96, SR 247 Spur  
  • JONES – SR 18 at GRAY STATION SCHOOL, SR 49 at MATTIE WELLS SCHOOL
  • LAMAR – SR 7, SR 36
  • MARION – intersection of SR 26 and SR 41
  • MERIWETHER - SR 362, 3 bridges from SR 85 to Mt. Caramel
  • MONROE - I-75 SB, near Exits 188-181, SR 42 near FREEMAN ROAD, SR 74, SR 87 near JULIETTE ROAD
  • MUSCOGEE – I-185 N/S all bridges and overpasses
  • PEACH – I-75 N/S between Exits 146 and 150, all bridges and overpasses
  • PIKE – SR 109, SR 18
  • SPALDING - SR 155, SR 16, SR 16 E/W near BUCKEYE RD, SR 3 N/S, SR 362 E/W near CARVER RD - LAKESIDE, SR 92
  • STEWART – SR 1at SR 39
  • TROUP –SR 219 at the SR 14 SPUR
  • TWIGGS - I-16 E/W from SEGODA RD to SR 112
  • UPSON - SR 3, SR 36

 

Motorists should not pass a DOT dump truck spreading the salt/stone mixture, as stones may get kicked up at their cars and could break windshields. Please follow at least 100 feet behind DOT vehicles and never pass a Georgia DOT, contractor or local government truck treating the road. 

7:10 A.M. UPDATE:

Officials have prioritized GDOT's principal goals today:

- Get any remaining stranded motorists and students home as quickly as possible this morning

- Compel tractor trailers not to drive in Metro and north Georgia unless utilizing chains;

- Move stranded trucks and passenger vehicles from the roadway to shoulders or medians, per Georgia law (A.C.C.G. 32-6-2);

- Treat outside shoulders of Interstates, as well as entrance and exit ramps; and

- Continue to treat and reopen those corridors that become unpassable due to black ice accumulations.

1:30 A.M. UPDATE: The Georgia Department of Transportation says that conditions remain dangerous and roads remain clogged.

Here is the latest update for middle and south Georgia:

Numerous roads throughout the state are temporarily unpassable, including Interstate Highway 75/85 (The Atlanta Downtown Connector) southbound at Fulton Street, Interstate Highway 20 westbound at the Connector, Interstate Highway 85 southbound in Gwinnett County at Hamilton Mill Road, numerous Interstate 75 entrance and exit ramps in Cobb County, north and southbound I-75 in Bartow County at State Route 20, Interstate Highway 575 northbound in Cherokee County at Cumming Highway, Interstate Highway 985 southbound in Hall County at State Route 129, Interstate 75 SB between mile markers 199 and 201 in Butts and Lamar Counties, SR 155 at SR 42 in Henry County, Interstate Highway 20 westbound in Richmond County, State Route 16 at the Spalding/Coweta counties line; State Route 141 north and southbound in Gwinnett County, State Route 9 north and southbound in Forsyth County, State Route 164 east and westbound in Banks County, State Route 120 eastbound in Haralson County, State Route 61 in Carroll County, State Route 36 near Nelson Drive in Upson County, State Route 49 at State Route 42 in Peach County, State Route 156 east and west bound in Gordon County, portions of State Routes 14, 38 and 92 in Fulton County.  Crews are working at all locations.

These following locations are hazardous, icing has been reported and crews are working in these areas:

In Metro Atlanta:

  • Interstate Highway 285 interchanges at several locations in Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties including the Kennedy and Moreland Interchanges;
  • Interstate Highway 20 at MLK Drive in Fulton County;
  • Langford Parkway/State Route 166 in Fulton;
  • State Route 13 in DeKalb;
  • State Route 3 in Fulton;
  • State Route 41 in Cobb County; and
  • Interstate Highways 85 and 20 in Douglas County.

In central and west central Georgia:

  • Interstate Highway 75 in Bibb, Peach and Butts counties;
  • Interstate Highway 85 and I-185 in Troup, Muscogee and Harris counties;
  • Interstate Highway 85 and State Routes 154, 16 and 34 in Coweta County;
  • Interstate Highway 75 and State Routes 3, 19/41, 20, 74, 138, 155, 920 and 42 in Henry County;
  • Interstate Highway 75 and State Routes 16, 3,362 and 92 in Spalding County;
  • State Routes 92, 279 and 85 in Fayette County;
  • State Route 1 in Stewart County;
  • State Route 137 in Taylor County;
  • State Routes 116,354 and 190 in Harris;
  • State Routes 27 and 190 in Meriwether County;
  • State Routes 100 and 120 in Haralson County; and
  • State Routes 1, 22 and 219 in Troup.

Northwest Georgia:

  • Interstate Highway 75 in Bartow County;
  • Interstate Highways 24 and 59 in Dade;
  • Interstate Highway 575 State Route 140 in Cherokee County;
  • State Routes 156 and 53 in Gordon County;
  • State Route 92 in Paulding County;
  • U.S. 411 and State Routes 1 and 101 in Floyd County;
  • State Route1 in Chattooga County;
  • State Routes 52, 71 and 3 in Whitfield County;
  • State Routes 136, 157, 58, 299 and 301 in Dade;
  • State Routes 113, 6 and US 278 in Polk County;
  • State Routes 3, 20, and 113 and US 41 in Bartow; and
  • State Routes 1 and 157 in Walker County.  

East central Georgia:

  • Interstate Highway 20 from Rockdale County to Taliaferro County;
  • All I-20 elevated structures;
  • The I-20/State Route 22 interchange in Taliaferro;
  • State Routes 212, 81, 142, 278 and 20 in Newton County;
  • State Routes 12, 44, 15 and 77 in Greene County;
  • State Route 16 in Jasper County;
  • State Route 231 bridges in Washington County;
  • All bridges in Columbia, Baldwin and Putnam counties;
  • State Routes 11, 12 and 83 in Morgan County; and
  • State Routes 10 and 22 in Oglethorpe County.

Northeast Georgia:

  • Interstate Highway 985 and Stare Route 365 in Hall County;
  • State Route 400 ramps to State Route 141 in Forsyth County;
  • State Routes 9 and 20 in Forsyth;
  • State Routes 140 and 141 in Gwinnett County;
  • State Routes 53, 183 and 136 in Dawson County;
  • State Routes 9 and 60 in Lumpkin County;
  • State Routes 15, 17 and 105 in Habersham County;
  • State Routes 11, 75, 115 and 356 in White County;  and
  • State Route 2 in Rabun, Union and Towns counties.

Southwest Georgia:

  • State Route 27 in Quitman County;
  • State Route 257 in Crisp County; and
  • State Route 11 in Wilcox County.

1:25 A.M. UPDATE -- GDOT has issued its latest update:

Currently classified as temporarily unpassable are Interstate 75 SB between mile markers 199 and 201 in Butts and Lamar Counties, SR 155 at SR 42 in Henry County, SR 16 at the Spalding/Coweta counties line; SR 36 near Nelson Drive in Upson County, and SR 49 at SR 42 closed at the bridge in Peach County. Crews are working all locations.  

Crews are working throughout West Central Georgia. These following locations are hazardous, icing has been reported and crews are working in these areas:


•    BIBB - I-75 N/S near Exits 149-181, SR 87 near Little Richard Bridge
•    BUTTS - I-75 S near Exits 205-198, SR 36 E/W
•    COWETA - SR 154 E/W near CRESENT DR, SR 16 W near CHATTAHOOCHEE BRIDGE, SR 16 E near ROCKAWAY DR, SR 34 E/W near THIGPIN RD,
•    FAYETTE - SR 279 E/W near MAYFAIR, SR 85 N/S near SEAY RD, SR 279, SR 85 N/S near the 85 CONNECTOR, SR 85 N/S near BROGDAN RD, SR 92 E/W near GOZA RD and near HICKORY ROAD, SR 54 near SR 74  
•    HARRIS - SR 354 E/W, I-185 N/S all bridges and overpasses  
•    HENRY – I-75 N/S near Exit 216 ramps and Exit 223 ramps, SR 138 E/W, SR 42 near EAGLES LANDING HILL and GARDNERS GROVE, SR 81 near EAST OLD JACKSON ROAD, SR 20
•    JONES – SR 18 at GRAY STATION SCHOOL, SR 49 at MATTIE WELLS SCHOOL
•    LAMAR – SR 7, SR 36
•    MARION – intersection of SR 26 and SR 41
•    MERIWETHER - SR 362, 3 bridges from SR 85 to Mt. Caramel
•    MONROE - I-75 SB, near Exits 188-181, SR 42 near FREEMAN ROAD, SR 74, SR 87 near JULIETTE ROAD
•    MUSCOGEE – I-185 N/S all bridges and overpasses
•    PEACH – I-75 N/S between Exits 146 and 150
•    SPALDING - SR 155, SR 16, SR 16 E/W near BUCKEYE RD, SR 3 N/S, SR 362 E/W near CARVER RD - LAKESIDE, SR 92
•    STEWART – SR 1at SR 39
•    TAYLOR - SR 137 W, SR 90 near City of Mauk
•    TROUP – I-85 N/S to I-185, Exit 6 KIA OVERPASS, SR 219 at the SR 14 SPUR
•    UPSON - SR 3, SR 36

12:15 A.M. GDOT UPDATE: Crews are working throughout Northeast Georgia. These following locations are hazardous, icing has been reported and crews are working in these areas:

  • Barrow SR 211, SR 81, SR 82 and SR 316
  • Dawson SR 183, SR 136 and SR 53
  • Forsyth SR 369 at Poole's Mill Rd
  • Gwinnett  SR 20, SR 316 at Collins Hill Road
  • Hall I-985 and SR 365
  • Habersham SR 15/US 441, SR 105, SR 17
  • Lumpkin SR 9 and SR 60
  • Rabun SR 2/US 76, SR 15/US 441
  • Towns SR 2/US 76
  • Union SR 2/SR 515/US 76 and SR 180
  • White SR 11, SR 115, SR 75, SR 356

Motorists are urged to:
Check weather conditions before you leaving Friday morning and stay off the roads unless it is an emergency if conditions warrant in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Choose caution and stay where you are instead of driving in hazardous winter weather conditions.

Slow down and stay behind the snowplows. The road behind the plow will be the safest place to drive. Allow at least ten car lengths between your vehicle and snowplows or hopper spreaders.

Do not pass.
The plows are wide, and sometimes a group of trucks will work in tandem to clear snow quickly, especially on major highways.

Be particularly aware of black ice conditions on surfaces such as bridge decks and entrance and exit ramps.

Remember that technology helps, but only to a point. Four-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes and traction control are beneficial advancements in today's cars, trucks and SUVs, but they can't take the place of good driving habits and the need to reduce speed on snowy or icy roads.

(Info provided by Teri Pope of the Georgia Department of Transportation)

MIDNIGHT UPDATE FROM GDOT: 

Numerous roads throughout the state are temporarily unpassable, including Interstate Highway 75/85 (The Atlanta Downtown Connector) southbound at Langford Parkway, numerous Interstate 75 entrance and exit ramps in Cobb County, Interstate Highway 75 southbound in north Fulton County near West Paces Ferry Road, and north and southbound I-75 in Bartow County at State Route 20, Interstate Highway 575 northbound in Cherokee County at Cumming Highway, State Route 16 at the Spalding/Coweta counties line; State Route 141 north and southbound in Gwinnett County, State Route 9 north and southbound in Forsyth County, State Route 12 eastbound in Haralson County, State Route 61 in Carroll County, State Route 36 near Nelson Drive in Upson County, State Route 49 at State Route 42 in Peach County, State Route 156 east and west bound in Gordon County, portions of State Routes 14, 38 and 92 in Fulton County and Langford Parkway/State Route 166 in south Atlanta.  Crews are working at all locations.   

The only roads officially closed for the duration at this time are the customary winter weather closings of State Route 180 Spur in Towns County and a portion of State Route 348 in White County.

These following locations are hazardous, icing has been reported and crews are working in these areas:

In Metro Atlanta:

  • Interstate Highway 285 interchanges at several locations in Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties including the Kennedy and Moreland Interchanges;
  • Interstate Highway 20 at MLK Drive in Fulton County;
  • Langford Parkway/State Route 166 in Fulton;
  • State Route 13 in DeKalb;
  • State Route 3 in Fulton;
  • State Route 41 in Cobb County; and
  • Interstate Highways 85 and 20 in Douglas County.

In central and west central Georgia:

  • Interstate Highway 75 in Bibb, Peach and Butts counties;
  • Interstate Highway 85 and I-185 in Troup, Muscogee and Harris counties;
  • Interstate Highway 85 and State Routes 154, 16 and 34 in Coweta County;
  • Interstate Highway 75 and State Routes 3, 19/41, 20, 74, 138, 155, 920 and 42 in Henry County;
  • Interstate Highway 75 and State Routes 16, 3,362 and 92 in Spalding County;
  • State Routes 92, 279 and 85 in Fayette County;
  • State Route 1 in Stewart County;
  • State Route 137 in Taylor County;
  • State Routes 116,354 and 190 in Harris;
  • State Routes 27 and 190 in Meriwether County;
  • State Routes 100 and 120 in Haralson County; and
  • State Routes 1, 22 and 219 in Troup.

Northwest Georgia:

  • Interstate Highway 75 in Bartow and Dade counties;
  • Interstate Highways 24 and 59 in Dade;
  • Interstate Highway 575 State Route 140 in Cherokee County;
  • State Routes 156 and 53 in Gordon County;
  • State Route 92 in Paulding County;
  • U.S. 411 and State Routes 1 and 101 in Floyd County;
  • State Route1 in Chattooga County;
  • State Routes 52, 71 and 3 in Whitfield County;
  • State Routes 136, 157, 58, 299 and 301 in Dade;
  • State Routes 113, 6 and US 278 in Polk County;
  • State Routes 3, 20, and 113 and US 41 in Bartow; and
  • State Routes 1 and 157 in Walker County.  

East central Georgia:

  • Interstate Highway 20 from Rockdale County to Taliaferro County;
  • All I-20 elevated structures;
  • The I-20/State Route 22 interchange in Taliaferro;
  • State Routes 212, 81, 142, 278 and 20 in Newton County;
  • State Routes 12, 44, 15 and 77 in Greene County;
  • State Route 16 in Jasper County;
  • State Route 231 bridges in Washington County;
  • All bridges in Columbia, Baldwin and Putnam counties;
  • State Routes 11, 12 and 83 in Morgan County; and
  • State Routes 10 and 22 in Oglethorpe County.

Northeast Georgia:

  • Interstate Highway 985 and Stare Route 365 in Hall County;
  • State Route 400 ramps to State Route 141 in Forsyth County;
  • State Routes 9 and 20 in Forsyth;
  • State Routes 140 and 141 in Gwinnett County;
  • State Routes 53, 183 and 136 in Dawson County;
  • State Routes 9 and 60 in Lumpkin County;
  • State Routes 15, 17 and 105 in Habersham County;
  • State Routes 11, 75, 115 and 356 in White County;  and
  • State Route 2 in Rabun, Union and Towns counties.

Southwest Georgia:

  • State Route 27 in Quitman County.

11:45 P.M. UPDATE: DeKalb County road closures as of 11:30 p.m.:

10:15 P.M. UPDATE: GDOT's latest update:

Numerous roads throughout the state currently are temporarily unpassable, including Interstate Highway 75/85 (The Atlanta Downtown Connector) southbound at Langford Parkway, numerous Interstate 75 entrance and exit ramps in Cobb County, Interstate Highway 75 southbound in north Fulton County near West Paces Ferry Road, and north and southbound I-75 in Bartow County at State Route 20, Interstate Highway 575 northbound in Cherokee County at Cumming Highway, State Route 16 at the Spalding/Coweta counties line; State Route 141 north and southbound in Gwinnett County, State Route 9 north and southbound in Forsyth County, State Route 12 eastbound in Haralson County, State Route 61 in Carroll County, State Route 28 in Richmond County, State Route 36 near Nelson Drive in Upson County, State Route 156 east and west bound in Gordon County, portions of State Routes 14, 38 and 92 in Fulton County and Langford Parkway/State Route 166 in south Atlanta.  Crews are working at all locations.   

The only roads officially closed at this time are the customary winter weather closings of State Route 180 Spur in Towns County and a portion of State Route 348 in White County.

Precipitation has ended in northwest Georgia, the Metro area and most of northeast Georgia.  But snow, freezing rain and sleet may continue until daylight along and just to the north of a line roughly from Americus to Vidalia to Savannah while temperatures will remain below freezing virtually throughout the state.  Crews will work non-stop throughout the night and into Wednesday to clear roadways; calcium chloride is being added to the traditional salt and gravel mixture to enhance ice melting in this extreme cold.  

8:55 P.M. UPDATE: The Georgia Department of Transportation has sent in this update:

Crews are working throughout Northeast Georgia. These following locations are hazardous, icing has been reported and crews are working in these areas:

  • Barrow SR 211, SR 81, SR 82 and SR 316
  • Dawson SR 183, SR 136 and SR 53
  • Forsyth SR 20 Bridge over the Chattahoochee River and SR 9 southbound
  • Gwinnett  SR 20 bridge over the Chattahoochee River, SR 20, SR 316 at Collins Hill Road, SR 140 and SR 141 Northbound at Peachtree Corners East
  • Hall I-985 and SR 365 icing on bridges and higher elevations
  • Habersham SR 15/US 441, SR 105, SR 17
  • Lumpkin SR 9 and SR 60
  • White SR 11, SR 115, SR 75, SR 356
  • Rabun SR 2/US 76, SR 15/US 441
  • Towns SR 2/US 76
  • Union SR 2/SR 515/US 76 and SR 180

Motorists are urged to:
Check weather conditions before you leaving Friday morning and stay off the roads unless it is an emergency if conditions warrant in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Choose caution and stay where you are instead of driving in hazardous winter weather conditions.

Slow down and stay behind the snowplows. The road behind the plow will be the safest place to drive. Allow at least ten car lengths between your vehicle and snowplows or hopper spreaders.

Do not pass. The plows are wide, and sometimes a group of trucks will work in tandem to clear snow quickly, especially on major highways.

Be particularly aware of black ice conditions on surfaces such as bridge decks and entrance and exit ramps.

Remember that technology helps, but only to a point. Four-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes and traction control are beneficial advancements in today's cars, trucks and SUVs, but they can't take the place of good driving habits and the need to reduce speed on snowy or icy roads.

8:05 P.M. UPDATE: GDOT's latest update:

Currently classified as temporarily unpassable are Interstate Highway 75 north and southbound in Bartow County at State Route 20, Interstate Highway 575 northbound in Cherokee County at Cumming Highway, State Route 16 at the Spalding/Coweta counties line; State Route 141 north and southbound in Gwinnett County, State Route 9 north and southbound in Forsyth County, State Route 12 eastbound in Haralson County, State Route 61 in Carroll County, State Route 36 near Nelson Drive in Upson County, State Route 156 east and west bound in Gordon County, portions of State Routes 14, 38 and 92 in Fulton County and Langford Parkway/State Route 166 in south Atlanta.  Crews are working all locations.   

The following roads had icy conditions reported today:

In Metro Atlanta:
•    Interstate Highway 285 interchanges at several locations in Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties including the Kennedy and Moreland Interchanges;
•    Interstate Highway 20 at MLK Drive in Fulton County;
•    Langford Parkway/State Route 166 in Fulton;
•    State Route 13 in DeKalb;
•    State Route 3 in Fulton;
•    State Route 41 in Cobb County; and
•    Interstate Highways 85 and 20 in Douglas County.

In central and west central Georgia:
•    Interstate Highway 85 and I-185 in Troup and Harris counties;
•    Interstate Highway 85 and State Routes 154, 16 and 34 in Coweta County;
•    Interstate Highway 75 and State Routes 3, 19/41, 20, 74, 138, 920 and 42 in Henry County;
•    Interstate Highway 75 and State Routes 16, 3,362 and 92 in Spalding County;
•    State Routes 92, 279 and 85 in Fayette County;
•    State Routes 116,354 and 190 in Harris;
•    State Routes 27 and 190 in Meriwether County;
•    State Routes 100 and 120 in Haralson County; and
•    State Routes 1, 22 and 219 in Troup.

Northwest Georgia:
•    Interstate Highway 75 in Bartow and Dade counties;
•    Interstate Highway 59 in Dade;
•    Interstate Highway 575 State Route 140 in Cherokee County;
•    State Routes 156 and 53 in Gordon County;
•    State Route 92 in Paulding County;
•    U.S. 411 and State Routes 1 and 101 in Floyd County;
•    State Route1 in Chattooga County;
•    State Routes 136, 157, 58, 299 and 301 in Dade;
•    State Routes 3, 20, and 113 in Bartow; and
•    State Route 157 in Walker County.  

East central Georgia:
•    Interstate Highway 20 from Rockdale County to Taliaferro County;
•    All I-20 elevated structures;
•    The I-20/State Route 22 interchange in Taliaferro;
•    State Routes 212, 81 and 20 in Newton County;
•    State Routes 12, 44, 15 and 77 in Greene County;
•    State Route 231 bridges in Washington County;
•    All bridges in Columbia, Baldwin and Putnam counties;
•    State Routes 11, 12 and 83 in Morgan County; and
•    State Routes 10 and 22 in Oglethorpe County.

Northeast Georgia:
•    Interstate Highway 985 and Stare Route 365 in Hall County;
•    State Route 400 ramps to State Route 141 in Forsyth County;
•    State Route 141 in Gwinnett County;
•    State Routes 53 and 136 in Dawson County;
•    State Routes 9 and 60 in Lumpkin County;
•    State Routes 15, 17 and 105 in Habersham County;
•    State Routes 11, 75, 115 and 356 in White County;
•    State Route 2 in Rabun, Union and Towns counties.

8 P.M. DEKALB COUNTY UPDATE: Brennan Burke of DeKalb County sent this list of closures in that county:


7:45 P.M. UNION CITY UPDATE: Lt. Dennis Moore of the Union City Fire Department sent this update:

Ga Hwy 138 (Jonesboro Rd) east and west bound from Hwy 29 to Buffington Rd is at a standstill. I-85 is passable however there are several incidents on and off ramps so assess is extremely limited. Also, South Fulton parkway is slow to stopped from City Limits to Stonewall tell.

7:40 P.M. UPDATE: Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson Mark McKinnon said that the traffic jam caused when businesses and schools let out on Tuesday afternoon hampered efforts by crews to clear ice off of roads.

"There really aren't that many icy spots out there, but we can't get to them," said McKinnon.

McKinnon asked for patience and urged people to stay in their vehicles and not park on the shoulders of roads.

Crews will work all night to clear ice, McKinnon said.

7:35 P.M. UPDATE: Doug Nurse, the communications manager in Johns Creek, sent this update:

Morton Road between Jones Bridge Road and State Bridge Road is now closed.

Roads are starting to ice over. Motorists are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads.

Roads to avoid:

Old Alabama Road between Haynes Bridge Road and Country Club of the South
Medlock Bridge Road north of Johns Creek Parkway
Medlock Bridge Road at the Chattahoochee River
Medlock Bridge Road at Wilson Road
Kimball Bridge Road and Milton Oaks
State Bridge Road between Windgate and Lexington Woods
Findley Road (all)
Sargent Road at Ashwood Trace
Jones Bridge Road at Buice Road
Johns Creek Parkway from Medlock Bridge Road to Johns Creek Police Headquarters
McGinnis Ferry Road and Seven Oaks
Milton Road at Donnamere and Jones Bridge Road
Parsons Road at Hempstead Road

Johns Creek City Hall is scheduled to open at noon Wednesday.

7:20 P.M. UPDATE: Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin said in an email,  "Per our traffic cameras placed throughout the city, we can positively confirm that ALL major thorough fares and some intersections throughout the city are still gridlocked with traffic.  We are still actively sanding the roads and providing motorists with assistance if they break down."  Stranded motorists inside the city limits that are seeking assistance with shelter can call the Marietta Police Department at 770-794-5334.

7:10 P.M. UPDATE: There are reports of ice on the Georgia 400 SB ramps to the North Springs MARTA station. MARTA buses are unable to get to the station, so the ramps have been blocked, FOX 5's Katie Beasley reports.

The Interstate 85 southbound ramp to Highway 138 has also been shut down due to a crash and icy conditions.

6:30 P.M. UPDATE:

Georgia Department of Transportation officials continue to urge drivers not to travel on Tuesday.

GDOT says State Route 180 Spur in Towns County and a portion of State Route 348 in While County are closed.

According to GDOT, currently classified as temporarily unpassable are Interstate Highway 575 northbound in Cherokee County at Cumming Highway, State Route 156 east and west bound in Gordon County, portions of State Routes 38 and 92 in Fulton County and Langford Parkway/State Route 166 in south Atlanta.  Crews are working all locations.

If you must be on the road, GDOT says use extreme caution, especially on these roads, each of which had icing conditions reported:

In Metro Atlanta:

  • Interstate Highway 285 interchanges at several locations in Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties;
  • Langford Parkway/State Route 166 in Fulton County;
  • State Route 13 in DeKalb;
  • State Route 3 in Fulton;
  • State Route 41 in Cobb County; and
  • Interstate Highways 85 and 20 in Douglas County.

In central and west central Georgia:
•    Interstate Highway 85 and I-185 in Troup and Harris counties;
•    Interstate Highway 85 and State Routes 154, 16 and 34 in Coweta County;
•    Interstate Highway 75 and State Routes 3, 19/41, 20 and 42 in Henry County;
•    Interstate Highway 75 and State Route 92 in Spalding County;
•    State Routes 92 and 85 in Fayette County;
•    State Route 116 in Harris;
•    State Routes 27 and 190 in Meriwether County;
•    State Routes 100 and 120 in Haralson County; and
•    State Routes 1, 22 and 219 in Troup.

Northwest Georgia:
•    Interstate Highway 75 in Bartow and Dade counties;
•    Interstate Highway 59 in Dade;
•    Interstate Highway 575 State Route 140 in Cherokee County;
•    State Routes 156 and 53 in Gordon County;
•    State Route 92 in Paulding County;
•    U.S. 411 and State Routes 1 and 101 in Floyd County;
•    State Route1 in Chattooga County;
•    State Routes 136, 157, 58, 299 and 301 in Dade;
•    State Routes 3, 20, and 113 in Bartow; and
•    State Route 157 in Walker County.  

East central Georgia:
•    Interstate Highway 20 from Rockdale County to Taliaferro County;
•    All I-20 elevated structures;
•    The I-20/State Route 22 interchange in Taliaferro;
•    State Routes 212, 81 and 20 in Newton County;
•    State Routes 12, 15 and 77 in Greene County;
•    State Route 12 in Morgan County; and
•    State Route 10 in Oglethorpe County.

Northeast Georgia:
•    Interstate Highway 985 and Stare Route 365 in Hall County;
•    State Route 400 ramps to State Route 141 in Forsyth County;
•    State Route 141 in Gwinnett County;
•    State Routes 53 and 136 in Dawson County;
•    State Routes 9 and 60 in Lumpkin County;
•    State Routes 15, 17 and 105 in Habersham County;
•    State Routes 11, 75, 115 and 356 in White County;
•    State Route 2 in Rabun, Union and Towns counties.

Georgia State Patrol said that its troopers had responded to more than 500 traffic crashes between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. No fatalities and 65 injuries were reported, according to the GSP.

4:45 P.M. UPDATE:

Several southbound Interstate 75 lanes near the North 120 loop in Marietta are closed after an accident involving six tractor-trailers and four other vehicles.

Highway 92 in Woodstock is shutdown at Main Street. Heavy delays are in both areas.

Massive delays are still being reported all across the metro Atlanta.

Click here for the traffic reports from SKYFOX Traffic.

ORIGINAL UPDATE:

Cars moved at a crawl on interstates and surface streets as many businesses and schools closed early.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said that heavy traffic was hampering efforts to clear the roads. GDOT officials are urging drivers to avoid all travel until midday Wednesday at the earliest.

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Authorities are urging drivers who are involved in accidents not to call 911 unless there are injuries. Those who are in accidents not involving  injuries are asked to exchange insurance information and fill out an accident report online.

Stranded cars will be marked with red or yellow tape.

GDOT says the following locations in West Georgia are hazardous, icing has been reported and crews are working in these areas:

•    Henry - I-75, SR 20, SR 3
•    Spalding - SR 92 near Vaughn Road  
•    Troup - SR 1 N/S, SR 22 near Yellow Jacket Road, SR 219 N/S near Davis Street

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