Friday's snow and cold temperatures has turned local roads into dangerous routes this morning.
"(The ice) is still out there and people need to be careful," said Columbus Police Capt. J.D. Hawk. "Drive like it's actual ice until we get the temperature up."
Since Friday afternoon, Columbus police have responded to at least 30 accidents, Hawk said. They handled another 39 cases where vehicles slid off the roadway, but did not get damaged.
On Saturday morning, workers from the Georgia Department of Transportation and the city of Columbus were out throwing sand on icy patches throughout the city.
Hawk said any road obstructions should be clear by about 1 p.m. He warned motorists to be careful on bridges, entrance ramps to highways, incline areas and any shiny patches on the road.
"Hopefully by this afternoon and evening a lot of this stuff will be melted," he said. But there may be a problem of re-freezing when temperatures fall tonight, he added.
The National Weather Service forecasts sun with a high near 45 degrees today in Columbus. Temperatures are expected to drop to about 30 degrees tonight.