Road conditions in Georgia and or Alabama

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1993lx172, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I know this is a little off topic but just bear with me and I'll explain.

    On Sunday I'm heading down to Florida for a with some members of our campus (Western Kentucky University) chapter of Habitat for Humanity for our annual winter break trip, a week long build build trip where we go and work on a house for a week in another part of the country. I'm the student leader on this trip and am trying to get the last minute details ironed out before we leave and have gotten contradicting information regarding the road conditions around Atlanta and Mobile. Everything from clear and good to go to all frozen up and that trucks are stuck there until the conditions improve.

    If anyone from the Atlanta or Mobile areas (heck anyone along I-65 or highway 31 south) could chime in and give me some insight on conditions I'd really appreciate it. Alabama guys this includes you, I know down your way you guys got dumped on the other day.

    Thanks again
     
  2. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    According to the weather reports everything should be good by Sunday. The roads have gotten considerably clearer (except for the ice from the re-freezing last night). I actually drove all the way home from work today without having to use 4wd.

    We are suppose to get above freezing friday, saturday, and sunday so it should be pretty much melted by then.
     
  3. rain man

    rain man LawnSite Silver Member
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    Can't help you with the conditions, heard they got hit but no details. Did want to take a second and recognize the good work Habitat for Humanity is doing. Great organization to be involved with.
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just for my own knowledge...

    How are you going to get from I-65 over to Atlanta and why? I guess you could take I-20 at Birmingham.

    It makes significantly more sense to take I-24 to I-75 to get to Atlanta.
     
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks guys

    Rain man: This is my second year as a part of this organization and my second trip and I love it. Last year we did a build in Mississippi and I cant begin to tell you the look on the new home owners faces when they saw the progress we had made (all the interior insulation, 95% of the ceiling sheet rock was hung, and most of the siding was done. For six college students with limited construction experience, not too bad) it's a life changing experience and if you ever get the opportunity to participate in a Habitat event do not hesitate. Even if you have no experience, they will work with you on site and get you set up right.

    If anyone wants more info on Habitat you can go on their website

    www.habitat.org
     
  7. rain man

    rain man LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks. They surely do help folks. Class act.
     
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Main roads are fine here...its the secondaries that have ice problem. Stick to the interstates and you will be fine.
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  9. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    By the weekend it will be back to normal, I drove through AL and had no problems yesterday. It was rough north of Birmingham on I-59 but for the most part I held 70mph except when the locals were holding up progress. All my driving was on I-59 from MS to TN. I-65 south of Birmingham should be clean now.
     
  10. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My mistake someone mentioned the conditions in Atlanta, long story short, I typed before I thought. Georgia guys never mind, Alabama guys you're up.

    But to clarify we are taking I-65 then getting off at highway 113 to our destination.

    My mistake.
     

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