GDOT Crews spreading Brine solution on Highway 515 in Blairsville- File photo 

(Gainesville) – The Georgia Department of Transportation began brine treatment of interstates, state routes, bridges and overpasses this afternoon in northern parts of the state in preparation for potential flash-freezing due to precipitation this afternoon followed by cold air coming in quickly this evening.  Crews in Northeast Georgia will monitor conditions and continue treatment overnight on bridges and roadways in Union, Towns, Lumpkin, White, & Dawson counties, until dark and continuing through the night as needed. Motorists are advised to avoid unnecessary travel.
Please be aware of the brine trucks in your areas given they must travel 40 mph to properly apply the treatment. Pay attention to Georgia DOT trucks spreading materials and stay back a safe distance.

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