City of Atlanta opens second shelter at Rosel Fann Recreation Center

Update 4: The city of Atlanta said Saturday crews were out retreating hundreds of miles of roads and bridges to address icy spots because of last night's wintry mix.

The city’s Department of Public Works applied more than 1,075 tons of sale and over 7,800 tons of brine. Those supplies will be replinished on an on-going basis until the extreme weather has subsided.

“We ask that our residents and travelers continue to be patient and use caution, as well as sign up for the NotifyATL notification system,” Mayor Kasim Reed said in a statement.

Update 3: The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau has created a website for tourists and others to keep up with what is opened or closed during this weekend's wintry mix. Here's the link:

Update 2: Atlanta Streetcar shutdown services early Saturday after icy road conditions made it difficult for the downtown transportation system to operate. 

Update 1: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said early Saturday in a tweet that crews treated more than 100 bridges and more than 400 miles of road to keep the roads safe. He said Atlanta used 8,800 tons of salt and brine in the effort.

Original story: The city of Atlanta opened a second shelter early Saturday for those seeking to get out of the cold after its initial facility filled to capacity.

The Rosel Fann Recreation Center at 365 Cleveland Avenue is now available to anyone seeking escape from the frigid temperatures and ice that struck Atlanta overnight. It joins the Old Adamsville recreation facility, which filled to capacity as the storm worsened throughout the evening and late night hours.

The city encouraged residents to use NotifyATL at to receive alerts on emergencies and information on the weather, road closures and other alerts.