GDOT crews assess areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew

GDOT head to areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew

ATLANTA — Georgia Department of Transportation crews are enroute  to areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

The hurricane weakened to a Category 1 storm Saturday morning after bringing heavy rain, wind and flooding to the southeast coast of Georgia. 

GDOT teams will start the necessary process of inspecting all bridges and roadways for safety and damages and begin clearing debris and trees from the roads.

Citizens are urged to stay in place until crews have examined road conditions throughout the region.


  • Interstate 95 is closed in the coastal region
  • Interstate 16 remains closed eastbound from SR301/Exit 116 to Savannah
  • GA 144 in Bryan County has numerous trees over the road blocking both lanes
  • GA 26 at the Thunderbolt Bridge in Chatham County is flooded
  • GA 204 at Al Henderson Road to Brown Thrush Road
  • US 80 from Savannah to Tybee Island is closed due to down trees and power lines
  • Sidney Lanier Bridge on SR 25 in Brunswick-Glynn County and the Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah-Chatham County will remain closed until they are inspected