Metro Atlanta prepping for dangerously cold temperatures


ATLANTA - Crews in metro Atlanta are prepping for the possibility of ice and dangerously cold weather at the beginning of next week.



Atlanta’s Department of Public Works said it is ready to ensure roadways are clear and passable Monday. The city has a total of 30 spreaders and 40 snow plows ready for mobilization based on weather conditions.

To report icy road conditions, you’re asked to call 404-853-3200.  For areas outside the city of Atlanta, please contact the local jurisdiction responsible for emergency operations in that area:

• Cobb County – 770-528-2600
• Cherokee County – 770-345-5842
• DeKalb County – 404-294-2900
• Douglas County – 770-949-2000
• Gwinnett County – 770-822-7400
• Clayton County – 770-477-3674
• Fulton County – 404-612-7400
• City of Riverdale – Refer to Clayton County
• City of Roswell – 770-641-3715
• City of Douglasville – Refer to Douglas County
• City of Sandy Springs – 770-730-5600 

To report downed trees or limbs, you’re asked to call the Department of Parks at 404-546-6813 between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. After hours emergencies should be reported to 911.

The City’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services are on standby to open select recreation centers on Monday, Jan. 6, to serve as temporary shelters if needed.

Residents and drivers should prepare for winter weather conditions.

• Plan ahead and allow extra time to reach destinations.
• Make sure you have the proper emergency equipment in your car and home such as extra batteries for cell phones and chains for vehicle tires.
• When driving in icy road conditions, the shortest route is not always the safest. Consider less hilly routes in route planning.
• Slow down! Remember the faster you are going the longer it takes to stop.

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