Atlanta’s Department of Public Works crews have been working around the clock to clear snow and ice off the city’s roads, a press release from the city says.
The DPW began pre-treating Priority 1 and 2 routes and bridges on Jan. 16 before precipitation began. Residents are still urged to be cautious on roads, which may have patches of ice remaining.
By the end of Tuesday night, the Department had 14 salt spreaders on the roadways, treated 925 lane miles and used 724 tons of salt, the city said. Department of Watershed Management officials also responded to three water main breaks.
The city announced Thursday evening that city will reopen Friday.
“The City will resume normal operations tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018,” a notice from the city says. “Please still use caution during your commute as black ice still poses a hazard.”
MARTA is also scaling back services for Friday due to the weather. More from MARTA:
MARTA ANNOUNCES MODIFIED SERVICE SCHEDULE
ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will modify bus and rail service this evening [Jan. 18] and tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 19 due to the winter weather.
Bus service will end at 10 p.m. Rail service will continue on a modified weekend schedule until 2 a.m.
Rail service will resume at 4:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 and run on a modified weekend schedule with trains arriving every 7-15 minutes. Red and Gold Lines will run to the airport until 2 a.m. Limited bus service will begin at 4:30 a.m. with buses running on major roads and those servicing medical facilities. Mobility will provide service to those patrons with a scheduled pick-up. If your child takes MARTA to school, please check to ensure their bus route is running or arrange for alternate transportation. MARTA will employ a full staff tomorrow with the goal of returning to full bus service.
Visit www.itsmarta.com, follow @MARTASERVICE on Twitter, or call the Customer Care Center at 404-848-5000 for specific bus route information and for service updates.
A detailed list of winter weather tips from the Office of Emergency Preparedness is available online at http://bit.ly/2DHKrXq.
Residents of Atlanta are encouraged to sign up for NotifyATL at www.atlantaga.gov/notifyatl