The Georgia DOT spokesman for this area asks that motorists still keep an eye on winter weather as snow and sleet may continue into the day.
While no significant accumulation of any snow or ice was reported overnight, the DOT is advising anyone driving at higher elevation to still use caution throughout the day.
The Georgia DOT crews continue their close monitoring of the state highways across Northwest Georgia, especially at the higher elevations in Chatting, Dade, Catoosa, Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens counties.
Snow furies continue to fall in parts of Chattooga, Fannin and Gilmer counties. However, no significant snow accumulations have been reported on any of the state primary roads in these counties.
Motorists are still urged to use caution as the still falling mix of snow, sleet and rain makes travel hazardous in some areas where motorists may find slick spots.
Georgia DOT urges travelers to exercise caution and call 511 for updated information on roadway conditions before getting on the road during a winter weather event. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, including winter weather closures, reports of icing or other hazardous conditions on interstates and state routes. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org. For information on the Department of Transportation, visit (www.dot.ga.gov); you also may follow Georgia DOT on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaDOT) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/gadeptoftrans).