Clayton ‘dodges’ Snowmageddon

Credit: Tammy Joyner / AJC

Credit: Tammy Joyner / AJC

After a rush on grocery stores as Clayton County residents braced for Snowmageddon, they woke up Saturday morning to a little dusting of snow and what amounts to a regular cold but sunny January day. Snowpocalypse? Not hardly, though morning temperatures were around 25 degrees and winds around 17 mph.

“We must have dodged a bullet,” Clayton Commission Chairman Jeff Turner said. “We’ve got clear roads, sun and a little snow on the trees.”

In north Clayton , Clayton school board member Jesse Goree was trying to decide Saturday morning if she would venture into downtown Atlanta to see the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets play the Louisville Cardinals basketball team at 2 p.m. Even though it was clear but cold in Clayton she wasn’t quite sure what she’d find in Atlanta.

“It’s clear and sunny in north Clayton. It’s cold but I don’t really see any ice,” Goree said.

Clayton Police Chief Mike Register said the biggest problem was freezing rain.

“We’ve been pretty aggressive putting brine out and working with the fire department and the Department of Transportation and the Emergency Management Agency in Clayton,” Register said. He noted there were no weather-related fatalities.

“Just minor traffic accidents, most of which were on I-75,” Register said.

The AJC is awaiting word from the directors of Clayton’s 911 operations and emergency services. Check back later for updates.