The Georgia DOT has received praise from Georgia’s new governor, but some residents on Lookout Mountain aren’t so happy with the state agency.  Many residents on Highway 157 in Walker County have not been able to leave their homes since Sunday because the state highway is in such bad condition. 

Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters said that he offered the county’s services to the State DOT on Sunday evening.  Winters said that the county was willing to help the state with problem areas such as Highway 48 going up Lookout Mountain and the Chattooga County portion of Highway 157. 

Some residents in remote parts of Dade and Walker Counties on Lookout Mountain continue to be "iced in."  Chattooga County Public Works has been able to get all the county roads on the mountain at least in passible condition, although there are still some slick spots that drivers have to be aware of.