Georgia governor: Be patient on the roads

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal asked Georgians to remain patient and off the roads while state agencies continue working to keep roadways safe, restore power and responding to winter storm damage needs.

No fatalities have been reported and the state’s Emergency Operations Command remains open. The State of Emergency remains in effect until 11:59 a.m. on Sunday, January 9.

“I’m grateful for the cooperation of the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMHSA), the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Georgia Department of Public Safety, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and other state agencies for their tireless efforts, coordination and cooperation with local authorities. As power begins to be restored and roadways continue to be treated, I urge Georgians to remain cautious, vigilant and patient.”

Georgia Department of Transportation treated approximately 7,500 miles of roads and interstates with brine and salt from Thursday through Saturday morning.

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