It looks like Georgia is in the path of more wintry weather, and it’s no surprise that such weather causes traffic delays and accidents as people try and make their way home. Though only a light snow is expected Tuesday, dropping temperatures could cause what has accumulated to form ice. Though it might be best to stay at home, if driving is necessary, a few precautions should be made. Avoid using cruise control on slippery surfaces. Keep your tank at least half full to avoid gas line freezing. Always wear your seatbelt. US News reports on an earlier storm that had ice forming on some roads in Northwest Georgia, leading to accidents.
A chain-reaction crash caused a domino-like effect earlier this month in Northwest Georgia, involving some 30-cars on Interstate 75 northbound.
While no serious injuries were reported in the pileup, freezing rain causing slick conditions on roadways may have been to blame. The pileup happened about 20 miles south of Chattanooga. The icy conditions combined with the crash caused all northbound lanes of the interstate to close.
Things weren’t so lucky south of Atlanta, where a four-car crash on the same Interstate in Clayton County left one person dead and another critically injured. While it was not reported that icy conditions were a factor, the county was under a winter weather advisory at the time.
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