Warming stations opened, traffic lights out in Fulton County

Credit: Hyosub Shin

Credit: Hyosub Shin

Some traffic lights are out in Fulton County following Saturday morning winter weather.

Four traffic lights are out on Fulton Industrial Boulevard, between I-20 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Crews are working to restore the signals.

Drivers should treat the signals as four-way stops while they are out.

Earlier Saturday, two signals were out on Camp Creek Parkway. Those lights have now been restored.

Workers continue to treat the roads and bridges in Fulton County, spokesperson Jessica Corbitt said.

“Things seem to be going pretty smoothly,” she said. “We’re concerned about melting and refreezing. We continue to monitor the weather.”

In Milton, public works teams treated roads overnight and again Saturday morning. The city suggested people stay home and off the roads if at all possible.

“The low temps and gusty winds will make our efforts a bit more challenging,” the city said of its road-clearing efforts. “We are hopeful that the sun will help provide some assistance with clearing the roads; however, temperatures are predicted to remain low throughout the day.”

In Milton and Roswell, the cities canceled their Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling events, scheduled for Saturday. Residents can still bring trees to local Home Depots to recycle, through Monday. Roswell residents can also put trees on the curb on their yard waste collection day.

Fulton County has opened six warming stations at its fire stations until 7 p.m. Saturday. They are the fire stations at: 4121 Cascade Road in Atlanta, 3175 Bethsaida Road in Fairburn, 5965 Buffington Road in Atlanta, 4760 Fulton Industrial Blvd. in Atlanta, 5890 Plummer Road SW in Atlanta and 8675 Ridge Road in Fairburn.