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Georgia DOT Snow/Ice Info for Metro Atlanta

Dear Friends:

It’s that time of year…very soon, weather forecasts for Georgia will call for snow and ice, making road conditions and travel challenging. While many travelers and commuters may be able to delay their travel or stay off the roads, several hundred dedicated employees of your Georgia DOT do just the opposite… they work in the roadways in 12-hour shifts of pre-emptive ice treatments, snow plowing, and spreading salt and gravel to achieve safer, improved road conditions.

Please remember that Georgia DOT is not responsible for maintaining or operating local roads. Our crews focus on treating and clearing our interstates and multi-lane state routes and related bridges and overpasses. Once this is achieved, work crews then focus on two-lane state routes. Please contact your local public works office for information on clearing snow and ice from city and county roads.

For hourly updates and information on road and traffic conditions during snow/ice events in metro Atlanta, we encourage you to:
Visit www.dot.ga.gov/winterweather,
Visit www.511ga.org,
Call 511 from your cellular phone,
Listen to local radio and TV broadcasts, and
Follow us on Facebook- http://facebook.com/GeorgiaDOT and Twitter- http://twitter.com/gadeptoftran.

When you visit www.dot.ga.gov/winterweather, you will also be able to view our Winter Weather Webinar, which discusses how Georgia DOT has prepared its work crews and resources and coordinated with local governments for snow/ice removal on interstates and state routes.

The following link will take you to a set of banner ads in a variety of standard sizes that can be posted to your organization or agency website: http://www.dot.ga.gov/travelingingeorgia/severeweather/Documents/Winter/Ads/GeorgiaDOT-WinterWeatherAds.ZIP. Instructions on how to open the zip file and use one or more of the banner ads are attached below. When your members, customers, residents, etc. visit your website, they can easily click on the banner ads to the Georgia DOT website for snow/ice removal information.

Please feel free to share this email and information with co-workers, neighbors, friends and family in the metro Atlanta area.

As your Georgia DOT puts manpower, materials and equipment in gear, we appreciate you remembering that fighting Mother Nature can sometimes be a challenge. When icy conditions persist, it is extremely challenging to return our roadways to safe drivable conditions until the temperature rises. During these times, we encourage you to stay off the roads if you can, but if you must travel, drive slowly and safely and avoid our trucks and roadway workers.

We take pride in our public service and thank you for your cooperation and patience. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Lillian Jackson
Office of Communications
Georgia Department of Transportation
600 W. Peachtree St. N.W.
Atlanta GA 30308
404-631-1823

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Do you have a latchkey Kid?- Did you know…

according to the Georgia Department of Human Services

“Georgia does not have regulations or laws to determine when a child is considered old enough to care for her/himself or to care for other children. However, there are state guidelines administered through the Division of Family and Children Services to evaluate situations and determine if a child neglect investigation is warranted. DFCS encourages parents to use sound judgment and assess the maturity and responsibility of their children before deciding whether to leave them home alone”

Review the GUIDELINES HERE for more information of how to determine if your child can safely be left alone.

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