One Killed on Ga. Highways This Holiday So Far

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that one person has died so far on the state’s highways during this Fourth of July holiday weekend.

State law enforcement officials report that the fatality occurred in Warner Robins.

The Fourth of July holiday period began at 6 p.m. Thursday and continues through midnight Sunday.

To help with traffic, the Georgia Department of Transportation said it has suspended construction-related lane closures on major state routes and interstates from now through 5 a.m. Monday.

The DOT said there could be lane closures, however, due to either accidents or emergency maintenance issues that come up over the weekend.

DOT officials and law enforcement officials all urged drivers to use caution if headed out on the roads this weekend.

Also as a reminder, Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices are both closed today for the Fourth of July.

In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling that are scheduled to be picked up today will be picked up on Monday, July 7th.

Commercial garbage will be picked up as usual, but yard waste and other items will not be picked up.

The Toccoa Police and Fire Departments will be on duty.

Also, utility department employees, as well as employees from the Public Works Department, will be on call for emergency situations.