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      GDOT reports conditions are getting better

      Nita Birmingham with the Georgia Department of Transportation says it has been a busy 48 hours as ice became a problem for many drivers in Southwest Georgia. Birmingham says their last report of ice was early Thursday morning on I-75 in Lowndes County.

      She says they received an influx of calls about ice on the roadways starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday. She says it really picked up into Wednesday morning when sleet moved into the area.

      GDOT had crews out working both nights putting out a mixture of salt and rock on the icy roads. She says her district includes 32 counties in Southwest Georgia and says they saw road icing in every area of the district.

      "Fortunately our engineers and maintenance people anticipated icy bridges being a big issue," Birmingham said. "On Monday, they loaded all of the trucks up with a salt and rock mixture. They attached snow plows to the dump trucks so they'd be prepared for that."

      Birmingham says conditions are improving but urges motorists to remain cautious especially on overpasses and bridges.

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