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Road work ahead: How to avoid it

Road work ahead: How to avoid it

ATLANTA -- All the road construction around Metro Atlanta this weekend may give you flashbacks to weekday rush hour traffic, particularly on the Perimeter near Spaghetti Junction.

Cherokee

I-575 NB at 1 mile South of Sixes Road (MP10)
7 a.m. Sat. - 5 p.m. Sun.
1 right lane - Traffic will be paced

Alternate: Exit onto Towne Lake Pkwy. (Exit 8) and turn right. Follow Towne Lake Pkwy. to S. Main St. and turn left. Follow S. Main St. across the Little River where it becomes Old Hwy. 5. Follow Old Hwy. 5 to to sixes Road and turn left. Follow Sixes Road back to I-575 Northbound.

Clayton

I-75 SB from Tara Blvd. (Exit 235) to Mt. Zion Blvd. (Exit 231)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Sat.
2 right lanes -- Traffic will be paced

Ga. license plate contest gets do-over

Ga. license plate contest gets do-over

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal has delayed selecting a new Georgia license plate due to confusion over whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the winning design.

Deal had been set to take the wraps off the new Georgia plate at the State Capitol Friday.

More than 500 design entries were submitted by the public. A panel of Georgia college and university art professors narrowed the selection to eight. An online public vote chose the final three designs.

Cooling assistance money already gone

Cooling assistance money already gone

ATLANTA -- Long lines are growing all over the United States as struggling families wait for utility assistance to help pay high power bills.

There are no such lines in Metro Atlanta. That's because the money is already gone.

You might remember long lines throughout the region this past winter for LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) money. Now that air conditioning bills are high, The Georgia Department of Human Services says they don't have any of that federal money left. DHS spokeswoman Ravae Graham tells 11Alive News there has not been HEAP money available for cooling assistance since 2007.

License plate contest finalists announced

License plate contest finalists announced

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue announced the three finalists in its license plate contest Wednesday. The winning design will be announced Friday by Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and state Revenue Commissioner Douglas MacGinnitie.

RELATED: See the design finalists up close, and vote for your favorite!

The three designs, as did all the finalists, came from public submissions. A panel of art professors from colleges and universities across the state narrowed the list to eight semifinalists. The public was given the opportunity to vote on those designs.

After more than 400,000 votes, the three finalists were unveiled on Wednesday.

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

ATLANTA -- Tens of thousands of people from across the region and the world marked Independence Day with an Atlanta tradition, the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

Heat advisory, air quality alert Tuesday

ATLANTA -- A heat advisory and air quality alert have been issued for Metro Atlanta Tuesday afternoon. 

Tuesday is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far, with a high around 98 degrees. Factoring in the humidity, the heat index will be around 105 or higher.

Here is the official advisory from the National Weather Service, including the counties that are in the advisory.

Another hot week predicted for Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - More temperatures well into the 90s are forecast for Georgia this week.

Except for slightly cooler weather in the mountains, the National Weather Service says Georgians can expect highs in the 90s at least through Thursday. The weather service is calling for highs in the mid to upper 90s on Tuesday.

Forecasters say there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms around the state every day this week.

The good news for metro Atlanta is the state's Environmental Protection Division expects air quality to be moderate on Monday.