Press Releases

PREPARE FOR ICE

February 11, 2014

With a significant winter storm predicted to bring snow and more than an inch of ice to parts of Georgia, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA) is encouraging all residents to stay off the roads and prepare for extended power outages.

STATE TROOPERS CAUTION DRIVERS TO CAREFULLY MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS

February 10, 2014

The Georgia State Patrol is monitoring weather and road conditions in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Emergency Management. Troopers are cautioning drivers to carefully monitor weather reports frequently as they travel and be prepared for driving conditions to deteriorate. As temperatures continue to fall, hazardous driving conditions will set in, first with the bridges and overpasses.

WINTER WEATHER UPDATE

January 29, 2014

A state of emergency has been declared in Georgia. Unless it is absolutely unavoidable, please do not drive in icy conditions.

2013-14 New Year's Holiday Traffic Count

January 1, 2014

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year's holiday travel period resulted in five fatalities. Traffic deaths were reported by the Georgia State Patrol post in Cartersville, Waycross Police, Marietta Police, and two fatalities by the Cobb County Police Department. State Troopers investigated 137 traffic crashes with 52 injuries during the 30-hour holiday period.

Georgia State Troopers Remind Drivers of Traffic Safety for Holiday Travels

December 19, 2013

As the Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel periods rapidly approach, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to use extra caution when traveling across the state. Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said state troopers will be on patrols looking to spot impaired drivers and people not using seat belts.

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