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When the City of Atlanta is significantly impacted by weather conditions, the Department of Public Works operations will work continuously to ensure roadways are clear and passable.

We are well prepared to treat roads as needed and respond to emergency road conditions.  In accordance with our Winter Weather Plan, we will monitor weather conditions.  If necessary, we will pre-treat Priority 1 bridges and overpasses first as they have a tendency to ice over early in winter storm events. Other priority routes are treated as needed. 

The City has a total of 30 spreaders and 40 snow plows ready for mobilization based on weather conditions. Spreaders are used to treat priority bridges and address any emergencies that may arise such as water main breaks. We employ 12 hour shifts and have access to emergency on call contractors for major response as needed.

In conjunction with completing priority routes, our crews canvass designated areas and respond to dispatched calls received from Police and other emergency personnel as well as reports from citizens.

Tips for Residents & Motorists:

Weather conditions during  thunderstorms may caused downed trees, limbs and/or debris. The City of Atlanta removes downed trees and large branches that have fallen to the ground in front of houses, in parks and in other public spaces. Residents are asked to report any downed trees or limbs to 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.

Residents and motorists 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.

For reporting of 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.

• 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 Clayton County
• City of Sandy Springs – 770.730.5600

Last updated: 6/11/2013 11:38:28 PM