After nearly a week some residents in Walker and Dade County on Lookout Mountain are finally able to leave their homes. The Georgia State DOT is being criticized for slow response in getting to the remote areas of Walker and Dade County.
Chattooga County residents on Lookout Mountain were hard hit with nearly 12" of snowfall reported, but the county public works began to work on the roads almost immediately when the storm hit, and assisted the state with snow and ice removal on Highway 157 and Highway 48.
Nearly 20 miles of Highway 157 were not cleared of snow and ice until Friday by the state DOT. Governor Nathan Deal said "any time you have the kind of long-term inablility to move around our roadways, we should not be satisfied with that." This after saying earlier in the week that the State DOT had done and "adequate" job with snow removal.