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March 25, 2011

Smoke alerts for South Georgia


The Georgia DOT warns motorists of smoke in multiple counties in South Georgia. Motorists could encounter low visibility problems on roadways. Fires in Long, Coffee, and Clinch counties are causing visibility problems due to low lying smoke.
Motorists should listen to local media outlets for information on roads that may be affected by the smoke. Counties affected include:


Appling County
Atkinson County
Coffee County
Clinch County
Echols County
Glynn County
Lanier County
Long County
Lowndes County
McIntosh County
Ware County
Wayne County
Motorists should exercise extreme caution. Drivers should be prepared for possible delays, unscheduled road closures and detours. Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about road problems due to smoke.

Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. 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

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