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Atlanta's Department of Public Works says they are Ready for the Snow on Sunday...
Atlanta's Department of Public Works says they are Ready for the Snow on Sunday...

Atlatna, GA--  Snow is the forecast for Sunday night into Monday, and 11Alive has been on the case asking the city if they are ready for the snow and how do they intend to respond to the ice.

The Department of Public Works  says that they "seek to maintain access in the immediate vicinity of emergency facilities such as hospitals, police stations and emergency shelters."  Of course, these areas can not be the only routes that take priority.  Thousands of residents will be on the roads and Public Works has acquired 6 sand trucks to distribute over 300 tons of sand to the city's 200 centerline miles. (which includes 40 bridges)

Priority routes are consistent with the functional street classification hierarchy which is based on the volume of traffic served and the connectivity provided:

  • first priority routes reflect major arterial  streets;  (e.g. Peachtree Street, Northside Drive, and Mitchell Street)
  • second priority routes include minor arterials and collectors; (e.g. Howell Mill Road, Campbellton  Road,  and Monroe Drive)
  • third priority routes are comprised of minor collectors and major local streets (e.g. West Wesley, Avon Avenue, and Beecher Road)

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

For reporting of ice or hazardous roadway conditions, please call 404-853-3200