(Atlanta) - The Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) encourages Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs), including motorcoaches and buses, to begin preparing for inclement weather expected as early as Thursday evening through Saturday morning, January 7, in metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.

MCCD will be conducting 100% percent “pull-ins” of all CMVs at the weigh stations throughout the state starting today at noon. This will continue throughout the day and until the winter weather warning has been discontinued.

Once CMVs pull in to the weigh stations, MCCD officers will recommend that they take alternate travel routes outside of the perimeter. CMVs are not allowed to travel within the perimeter of Atlanta, except for the following circumstances:

Pick-up or deliveries.
Traveling to or from a motor vehicle terminal.
Traveling to a repair facility inside the perimeter.
Traveling to or from their residence inside the perimeter.

CMV drivers will also be reminded of the tire change requirements once access to a roadway has been limited due to inclement weather conditions.

Please review the attached fact sheets regarding driving in hazardous conditions; traveling through the I-285 Perimeter of Atlanta during inclement weather; and tire chain requirement in Georgia.