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City of Atlanta Continues to Treat Roadways During Winter Weather Event

Post Date:01/17/2018 8:41 PM

Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303    

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell

Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
404-357-5579, cell

For Immediate Release: January 17, 2018

News Release 

City of Atlanta Continues to Treat Roadways During Winter Weather Event
ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta announced today that Department of Public Works (DPW) crews will continue to work around the clock until all roads are clear. The Department began pre-treating Priority 1 and 2 routes and bridges prior to precipitation beginning on the evening of January 16. As low temperatures persist overnight, residents are encouraged to use caution and remain off the roads.  
As of 7:00 p.m., the Department had 14 salt spreaders on the roadways, treated 925 lane miles, and used 724 tons of salt.  In addition, Department of Watershed Management officials responded to three water main breaks. 
The City’s warming centers continue to remain open for anyone seeking shelter from the extreme low temperatures.  More than 360 individuals are currently being serviced at the Central Park, Grant Park and Old Adamsville warming centers.  Men, women and children are welcome at all warming centers and anyone in need of transportation should call 404-546-2710.
A detailed list of winter weather tips from the Office of Emergency Preparedness is available online at
Residents are encouraged to sign up for NotifyATL at to receive alerts on emergencies and critical information on severe weather, unexpected road closures, and other alerts.



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