City of Atlanta Prepares For Winter Weather
Mayor Kasim Reed and City Leaders advise motorists to use caution on potentially icy roadways
ATLANTA -- City officials are closely monitoring current weather forecasts, which predict a combination of precipitation and falling temperatures will bring light snow to north and west-central Georgia this evening and overnight. Although no accumulation is expected, the City of Atlanta is well prepared for inclement weather response. City of Atlanta officials are monitoring weather reports for conditions that cause ice, snow, sleet, or other elements that may cause slick or hazardous situations.
It is essential to maintain reasonable access to most areas of the city and ensure all city streets are accessible. In the event that there is precipitation, City of Atlanta crews will pre-treat priority bridges and stage equipment for any necessary response. Should extreme weather conditions arise, the City of Atlanta plans to have thirty-five (35) sand spreaders, forty-four (44) snow plows, and 450 tons of salt/sand mixture available for use to treat the city’s 200 centerline miles of priority route roadways including 40 bridges, 6 hospitals, and 16 Police Precincts. We also have access to additional resources from other governmental agencies and private contractors if needed.
Thế giới cá Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution when traveling. For reporting ice or hazardous roadway conditions inside the City of Atlanta, please call 404-853-3200. For areas outside the City of Atlanta, please contact the local jurisdiction responsible for emergency operations for that area.