clear
Wednesday July 29th, 2015 10:11PM

Hall road crews and motorists on alert for ice

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - Icing is reported in parts of Hall County as northeast Georgians prepare for a perhaps 1/4 inch ice before the day is over.

In West Hall, the precipitation began in the form of a light mist about 8:00. But by 9:30, sleet and light freezing rain was falling and had begun to coat exposed objects such as decks and cars.

Dawsonville Highway appeared to be clear of ice for the most part,and with few exceptions it appeared motorists took their time and drove slowly. Jerry Jackson Bridge spanning the Chattahoochee River and the Dawsonville Highway Bridge at the Forsyth County line were well coated with calcium chloride to cut down on ice accumulation.

Facebook postings from Clarks Bridge Road in North Hall indicated that icing was occurring there, as well.

By 10:00, several traffic accidents had been reported in northeast Georgia, some, at least, apparently because of icy roads and/or bridges and overpasses.

Meanwhile, like the state Department of Transportation, Hall County Road Maintenance personnel are ready to hit the streets and roads to try to keep them free of ice and passable for motorists. The Hall County Sheriff's Office issued a set of tips on driving on icy roads. (See separate story.)

County spokeswoman Katie Crumley says crews have prepared spreader trucks and snow plows to deal with any problem areas. In addition, Hall County's supply of snow and ice material was fully stocked and on hand if needed. Maintenance crews will be monitoring roads and bridges as the temperature drops and precipitation continues. Those crews will remain on call until the threat of inclement weather subsides.

Anyone wishing to report trouble on the roadways should call Hall County dispatch at (770)536-8812.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Full service restored to Demorest water customers
A water outage in the Fairview community of Habersham County caused by storm-related damage Wednesday afternoon has been repaired and full service has been restored to the area.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:47PM ( 1 hour ago )
Railroad crossing in Winder reopened after crash
A railroad crossing in Winder was closed Wednesday afternoon after a tractor trailer collided with a a train.
6:29PM ( 3 hours ago )
Video: Gainesville elementary schools to add golf program to PE curriculum
All 5 Gainesville city elementary schools will add the First Tee National School Program to their physical education instruction.
6:16PM ( 3 hours ago )
Early morning fire destroys Suwanee residence, damages neighboring house
Firefighters in Gwinnett County were called to a house fire early Wednesday morning on Riversong Drive in Suwanee.
By Staff
3:38PM ( 6 hours ago )
Norcross Police: Man killed sister before taking own life
Investigators believe a man stabbed his sister to death in a Norcross home before taking his own life, killings that went undiscovered for nearly two months, police said Wednesday.
2:35PM ( 7 hours ago )