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Message from GDOT: Slow Down and Retrieve Abandoned Cars!

Message from GDOT: Slow Down and Retrieve Abandoned Cars!

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation is currently working to clean up the remaining ice and slush on Metro Atlanta highways, but abandoned cars in travel lanes and on shoulders are getting in the way.

GDOT is asking anyone who left a car on a highway to please retrieve it as soon as possible.

State law (A.C.C.G. 32-6-2) says that vehicles considered to be impeding the flow of traffic may be removed by law enforcement if necessary.

On a related note, please be careful while driving on Georgia highways this week. Although they may look dry, there are still plenty of icy patches all over Metro Atlanta.

Some drivers are tailgating, which can cause serious accidents.

The Roads are Open; We Have Your Traffic Information at 11Alive.com

All the roads in Metro Atlanta are open today. You need to pack a huge load of patience while you get going though. There are many delays out there. For details on particular routes, check http://11alive.com/traffic.

ALL INTERSTATES & MAIN ROUTES are open.

The left lanes have ice in them. Stay out of those left lanes. Assume that all overpasses have ice on them; many have glaze ice that you will not be able to see until you are on them.

ALL of the on and off ramps have ice in them. Approach them slowly and carefully. If you speed onto an offramp or try to turn suddenly, you will slide and crash.

ARTERIAL/MAIN STREETS --

All have some ice on them. Most with three lanes ordinarily are down to two; most with two lanes regularly, are down to one lane.

Georgia DOT announces I-85 express lane construction information session

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. – The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a construction information session on the I-85 Express Lane Project on Sept. 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Civic Center. The project to convert 16 miles of HOV lanes to HOT lanes will offer more choices to all motorists, including single occupant vehicles and more reliable trip times in the corridor.

"This is the first project of its kind in Georgia," said DOT Commissioner Vance C. Smith, Jr. "With construction expected to begin in mid-September, it is extremely important that motorists understand how changes along the interstate will impact their commutes."