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      Icy roads in Lee and Dougherty Counties

      The Georgia Department of Transportation sent out a press release this morning regarding ice on bridges in Lee and Dougherty Counties:

      "Ice on bridges continues to be an issue in southwest Georgia as crews treat structures in Lee and Dougherty counties.

      The locations are:

      Lee County

      • State Route 3 over the Kinchafoonee River

      Dougherty County

      • SR 133 over Lake Chehaw
      • SR 91 at the Jefferson Street bridge
      • SR 91 over Lake Worth

      GDOT crews are spreading a salt/rock mixture on all surfaces except SR 91 at the Jefferson Street bridge, which is being treated by the city of Albany. GDOT has a maintenance contract with Albany and the city TMs road department supplies to treat ice are located under the bridge.

      Ice has formed on several bridges in the northern section of GDOT TMs District 4 as wintry precipitation continues to move through the area. All the bridges are open.

      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.

      The Department continues to ask the public to stay off the roadways until midday Wednesday at the earliest. Traffic could impede the ability of GDOT crews to reach areas that need to be treated.

      Motorists who must travel should be extremely cautious. Slow down considerably; allow extra distance between yourself and other vehicles, maintain a steady speed; avoid lane changing and sudden acceleration or braking. Also, avoid any driving after dark as black ice will form on streets, roads and highways and is virtually impossible to detect in the dark."