Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/10/2014
City of Atlanta Mobilizes for Winter Storm
As storm approaches, city officials coordinate with state and local partners
ATLANTA - The City of Atlanta has mobilized for full response to the snow and freezing rain predicted to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday, February 11th and Wednesday, February 12th. Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the city has been coordinating emergency response with State of Georgia and Fulton County leaders. The city’s Joint Operations Center will be stood up today at 4:00 p.m.
The Department of Public Works will work to ensure priority roadways are clear and passable. In addition to private contractors, the City has a total of 65 spreaders and 60 snow plows ready for mobilization. With 3,000 tons of aggregate and salt mix on hand, the city will use spreaders to treat priority bridges and address emergencies as they arise. Beginning Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., crews will work 12-hour rotational shifts beginning this evening and continuing through Thursday as required.
In conjunction with completing priority routes, crews will canvass designated areas and respond to dispatched calls received from police and other emergency personnel, as well as reports from citizens.
The Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services and the Department of Parks and Recreation will open the Old Adamsville Recreation Center at 3304 Delmar Lane, SW from 8 p.m. on Monday, February 10th until further notice to serve as a temporary warming shelter.
Every Fire Station and six police precincts will be open to stranded motorists and residents without power. A full list of shelters and warming centers are listed below.
City of Atlanta government offices, including Municipal Courts, will be open on Tuesday, February 11th. Non-essential employees are advised to use their best judgment to determine if they are able to report to their respective work locations. Non-essential employees who are unable to report to work or need a delayed start due to inclement weather will be allowed to use annual leave time for these hours. As always, essential employees are still expected to remain or report to working during normal/emergency business hours.
Citizens are urged to take prudent precautions such as filling their cars with gas, stocking up on food supplies and staying off the roads if snow and freezing rain begin to fall.
To report icy road conditions, please call 404-330-6333.
To report downed trees or limbs, please call 911.
City of Atlanta residents can report power outages to Georgia Power at 1-888-891-0938.
Media interested in video footage of emergency road crews, please contact the Department of Public Works’ Public Information Officer Valerie Bell-Smith at 678-794-8881.
List of emergency shelters and warming centers
Old Adamsville Recreation Center at 3304 Delmar Lane, SW, will be open from 8 p.m. on Monday, February 10th until further notice. Cots and blankets will be available.
The following recreation centers will be open as warming centers. Cots and blankets will not be available at these locations:
Rosel Fann, 365 Cleveland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30354
Adamsville, 3201 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Ben Hill, 2405 Fairburn Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
City of Atlanta Fire Stations can be found here: http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=221.
Police precincts open for stranded motorists:
Zone 1- 2315 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW Atlanta, GA. 30318
Zone 2- 3120 Maple Dr. NE Atlanta, GA 30305
Zone 3- 880 Cherokee Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30315
Zone 4- 1125 Cascade Cir. SW Atlanta, GA 30311
Zone 5- 200 Spring St. NW Atlanta, GA 30303
Zone 6- 2025 Hosea L. Williams Dr. SE Atlanta, GA 30317
24hr Gateway - 275 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-215-6600
Task Force for the Homeless - 477 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-230-5000
Fulton County Jefferson Place, 1135 Jefferson Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-613-0412
Salvation Army - 100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 404-527-7200
Residents and motorists should prepare for winter weather conditions.
• Plan ahead and allow extra time to reach destinations.
• Fill your car with gas.
• 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.
For reporting of ice or hazardous roadway conditions inside the City of Atlanta, please call 404-330-6333. 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
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