Fri., January 8, 2010 6:52pm (EST)

DOT: Roads Hazardous Throughout Weekend
By Melissa Stiers
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
An icy road caused this bus to crash into a telephone pole early Friday morning in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood. (photo: Rickey Bevington)
An icy road caused this bus to crash into a telephone pole early Friday morning in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood. (photo: Rickey Bevington)
Icy conditions have state transportation officials warning people to stay off the roads.

They say the frost on interstates, including the ramps and overpasses, has melted. And major roads and interstates are open. Yet, officials are concerned the sun didn’t warm asphalt on some state routes and local roads.

"Caution everyone to take extreme care," says Monica Luck. "If they don’t have to go out, it’s better if they don’t because many local roads which are in the care of local county governments still haven’t been treated, so they still probably have a great deal of ice on them."

Accidents have spiked across the state, and there’s been at least two traffic fatalities due to the frigid weather.

Luck says roads should return to normal early next week. The slush and ice will stick around as cold temperatures linger this weekend.

Lows are expected to be in the teens and the 20's this weekend. Highs will be in the 20's and 30's, 40's in the South. There's a chance of snow in the northeast mountains Saturday night.