Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Johns Creek has seen little in the way of weather-related traffic incidents.
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.”
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1. Winter weather update. Skies will be sunny but temperatures will struggle to reach above freezing, so the snow and ice may stick around for a while. 2. City offices opening. Johns Creek City Hall and Municipal Court open at noon. 3. Another snow day for the kids. Fulton County students and staff have a third day off from school. 4. Networking meeting canceled. The Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce's weekly networking meeting has been canceled due to inclement weather and will resume next week. 5. Road watch. Northbound lane of Johns Creek Parkway south of McGinnis-Ferry will be closed all day through Jan. 14 due to discovery of an unmarked, paved-over manhole.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Schools closed Tuesday; some residents venture out.
Johns Creek slowly came to life Monday as some residents ventured out on foot to enjoy the snow, take in the winter wonderland sights or simply get to work. The Waffle House on Jones Bridge Road was open and saw a steady stream of customers. According to employee Mark Shelton, as of 2 p.m. Monday the restaurant had served some 95 diners. Shelton was able to make it to work because he lives nearby and decided to walk. "The Waffle House is always open," he said. "Customers are here so we have to be here." He added that from his observations it seemed that motorists with front-wheel drive were having more luck in the weather. Meanwhile, Rosemary Taylor, public information officer for Johns Creek, said the city had seen little in the way of …
As snow arrives in Johns Creek, news of closings start rolling in.
UPDATE: As the sun rose Monday morning, the snow turned to light sleet and some freezing rain. The National Weather Service reported as much as five inches of snow in the north metro area. Sleet and freezing rain will continue into the evening, with the winter storm warning in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday evening: As three to four inches of snow starting falling and sticking in the metro area Sunday night, warnings to stay off the roads and reports of closings started rolling in. If you know of any other closings or cancellations, please tell us in the comments. We also welcome your snow day pictures!