Snow likely for portions of state overnight hazardous driving conditions possible

From: Georgia Department of Transportation

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists of possible hazardous driving conditions developing overnight roughly north of a line from Columbus to Macon to Augusta.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the area until Noon, Thursday.  The weather system is expected to begin mostly as rain this evening and change to snow during the overnight hours, possibly continuing until mid-morning, Thursday.

Accumulations of one to two inches in extreme North Georgia are possible.  About an inch of snow is likely in the Metro Atlanta area; less than half an inch south of Metro.

Georgia DOT is urging motorists to be especially cautious during the Thursday morning commute hours, especially those before dawn, when temperatures are expected to be below freezing in the Metro area.  Conditions should improve rapidly Thursday as temperatures should reach 40 degrees by noon and the mid-40s during the afternoon.

The Department has marshaled additional manpower from other areas of the state to assist in clearing affected roadways as quickly as possible.