Thu., December 16, 2010 7:44am (EST)

N.Ga. Drivers Navigate Icy Roads
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
(Photo courtesy: Nolan Williamson)
(Photo courtesy: Nolan Williamson)
The state Department of Transportation is urging drivers in north Georgia to use extreme caution this morning. Officials report numerous roads, bridges, and on/off ramps still with patches of ice across the region.

The DOT says it won’t be until a little later Thursday morning when temperatures rise above freezing that roadways will warm enough to melt icy areas.

Sleet and freezing rain yesterday afternoon and evening set the stage for challenging conditions. The result--hundreds of accidents in just Cobb and Cherokee counties alone yesterday.

There are numerous school system closings again this morning. Closed today is school in Banks, Bartow, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin and Floyd counties. There’s also no school today in Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham and Lumpkin counties. Also closed today, school systems in Polk, Rabun, and Union counties, along with a handful of city school systems.