GDOT announces lane closures due to dangerous cold weather conditions

ATLANTA — Georgia Department Of Transportation released a winter weather advisory announcing road closures due to the weather conditions effecting the roads.

An arctic blast arrived in north Georgia overnight Thursday, going into Friday.

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Due to the extreme weather conditions, GDOT closed the I-75 South Metro Express Lanes and the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes in both directions Thursday night. GDOT said the lanes will remain closed until further notice.

State Road & Tollway Authority (SRTA) Interim Executive Director, Heather Aquino, said the safety of all citizens traveling on Georgia’s Express Lanes is the top priority.


“In coordination with our GDOT partners, the decision has been made to close the Express Lanes and our retail center in an abundance of caution based on weather updates from the National Weather Service,” said Aquino. “Our top priority is the safety of our Peach Pass Customers and all citizens traveling on Georgia’s Express Lanes.”

The Peach Pass Retail center will be closed December 23rd-26, but they are accepting incoming calls from customers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23.

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