Lamar County garbage pickup service is running about a day behind because of icy roads and low temperatures, Lamar County Regional Solid Waste Authority director Johnny Poore said.
He advised residents to put out trash cans on their regular pickup day, noting it might be collected the next day, "but it will be picked up." The trash trucks had to be called in last Tuesday evening but started back to work Thursday about 10 a.m.
"We'll have everything picked up by Saturday," Poore noted. "Dependable Waste has put on extra trucks to handle the missed pickups."
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Georgia DOT announces only isolated areas of icing remain on roadways in West Central Georgia. All interstates and state routes are open for use. Georgia DOT urges motorists to travel cautiously, remembering the possibility of black ice particularly on bridges and elevated structures.
Crews will continue to monitor conditions and check bridges, shady areas and the higher elevations for icing in the 31 counties service area. Georgia DOT urges motorists to stay off the roadways. Hazardous driving conditions continue throughout Georgia. Department of Transportation crews are active throughout affected areas but Georgia DOT is urging motorists to stay off of highways as conditions are likely to continue to deteriorate until temperatures rise. The Department advises the public to refrain from all but absolutely necessary travel until midday Thursday at the earliest.
Motorists who must travel should be extremely cautious. Slow down considerably; allow extra distance between yourself and other vehicles maintain a steady speed; avoid lane changing and sudden acceleration or braking.
Department officials are hopeful that continued minimal traffic will allow for a full roadway recovery. GDOT crews are spreading a salt/rock mixture on all bridges and road surfaces.
Currently there are no roads closed due to snow and ice.
Crews are working throughout West Central Georgia addressing any icy locations they come across. Many locations remain hazardous as icing has been reported.
Motorists should not pass a DOT dump truck spreading the salt/stone mixture, as stones may get kicked up at their cars and could break windshields. Please follow at least 100 feet behind DOT vehicles and never pass a Georgia DOT, contractor or local government truck treating the road.