The Department of Transportation has spent about $50,000 combating the elements statewide this year, mostly in northeast Georgia. That compares to nearly $2.6 million last winter spent scraping away packed ice and snow in northeast Georgia alone.
The state Department of Transportation is investing more than 2 million dollars in storm preparation. The money is going toward buying and updating snow and ice removal equipment, computerized maps, and mobile devices for snow equipment operators.
Just as North Georgia is beginning to fully recover from last week’s snow and ice, another ice storm is in the forecast for next week. Meanwhile, school districts are deciding how to make up already missed school days.