Soutbound traffic on I-75 below Ga. 140 in Adairsville to Cassville-White Road is stacked up at 8 p.m. Thursday because of a fire involving a truck. Two of three southbound lanes are closed. The scene might not be cleaned up until 11:30 tonight. Best bet: Take U.S. 41 from Adairsville to Cartersville until further notice.
On the road: The Thanksgiving holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ends at 11:59 a.m. on Sunday. During the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday, the Georgia State Patrol investigated 665 crashes that resulted in 373 injuries and 11 fatalities. Also, troopers arrested 278 people for driving under the influence, while issuing 11,184 citations and 15,507 warnings.
- So far this holiday, three people have died in accidents (Villa Rica, Cobb County, Waycross). Track holiday accidents by clicking here.
- Georgia DOT has suspend lane closures in Northwest Georgia now through 5 a.m. Monday.
- Average gas prices across the state: $2.43 a gallon, almost eight cents a gallon higher than a year ago. Best bet: Fill up before you go. Rome in particular has among the lower gas prices in the state. Georgia Gas Prices