Georgia DOT teams heading to impacted storm areas

Surveying the damage in Brunswick, Ga.

ATLANTA -- Hurricane Matthew may have left the Georgia coast behind, but now begins the process of cleaning up and assessing the damage.

On Saturday, Georgia Department of Transportation crews are heading to the impacted storm areas to begin inspecting bridges and roadways for damage and clearing away debris.

Currently, according to GDOT crews, I-95 is closed in the coastal region and I-16 remains closed eastbound from SR301/Exit 116 to Savannah.

In addition, the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick-Glynn County and the Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah-Chatham County remain closed until they are inspected.

GDOT crews report other closures at several more locations:

  • GA 144 in Bryan County has numbers 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 Tybe Island is closed due to downed trees and power lines.

Visit the GDOT's hurricane page for the latest information.

 

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