As more people have emerged on the roads with Wednesday’s appearance of the sun, Johns Creek, which has seen little in the way of weather-related accidents since the storm began, has reported five accidents today. However, according to Doug Nurse, the city’s communications manager, police typically respond to five and six accidents on a normal day.
“We still have [Public Works] crews going 24-7,” he said, adding that 450 tons of sand and salt mixture have been spread. “Anecdotally, I would say more people are out on the roads today, but it’s still about half the normal amount.”
- Johns Creek City Hall and Municipal Court, which had been closed since Monday, opened at noon today. They will open tomorrow at 10 a.m.
- Fulton County schools are closed today for a third day in a row; no word yet on whether they will open Thursday.
- Around the metro area, some improvements on major roads had been seen, but neighborhood streets were still treacherous. Reports were still rolling in concerning numerous closings and accidents due to ice on the metro area’s main highways.
- MARTA resumed bus service at 11 this morning, but is suspending it at 5 this evening, while rail service is on a weekend schedule and passengers are advised to expect delays.
- Georgia Power is reporting some 3,000 customers without power in Middle and South Georgia, with no widespread outages in the metro area.
- Flights at Hartsfield are increasing, but customers should still check on the status of their flights before heading to the airport.
- Tonight’s temperatures will dip into the teens again. The sun will be out tomorrow, but temperatures will struggle to make it above freezing. However, temperatures will reach into the 40s starting on Friday.