The heavy winds in North Georgia Thursday night led to trees being down on several Banks County roads.
Trees are reported blocking two state routes in Banks County, SR 105 and SR 63, at multiple locations. A downed tree has also been removed from SR 51 at Gillespie Road in Banks County.
Reports started coming in at 9 p.m. Georgia Department of Correction trees were out Thursday night clearing the roads.
Georgia DOT officials urge travelers to exercise caution and call 511 for updated information on roadway conditions before getting on the road during a winter weather event. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, including winter weather closures, reports of icing or other hazardous conditions on interstates and state routes. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org. For information on the Department of Transportation, visit (www.dot.ga.gov); you also may follow Georgia DOT on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaDOT) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/gadeptoftrans).
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