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6:42 p.m.: Here's the list of the expanded MARTA service.
6:35 p.m.: MARTA has added seven more bus routes, so they're up to 40 now.
4:48 p.m.: Just in time for the evening commute: here's a list of those re-opened MARTA bus lines.
4:35 p.m.: With the big thaw underway, MARTA is expanding its service. The transit agency just announced that it will be running 33 bus lines today and that rail service is back onto the full weekday schedule.
4:30 p.m.: DeKalb County has opened several roads. The county is down to 14 closures.
3:35 p.m.: It's sunny and relatively balmy now, but the temperature is expected to drop below freezing after sunset. With water still on many roads, that can mean only one thing: be careful. "There's still going to be some slick spots and with temperatures going down, they [the roads] are going to freeze again," said Burke Brennan, spokesman for DeKalb County. He just sent out a list of roads still closed by ice in DeKalb. It contains 19 locations, only a half dozen fewer than Thursday night.
1:00 p.m.: While the sunshine and above-freezing temperatures are melting more of the ice, we're not out of the woods yet. Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton says the mercury will start dropping again after the sun goes down at 5:51 p.m., and with overnight lows in the mid-20s, areas still wet from the melting snow and ice will refreeze.
12:49 p.m.: A two-vehicle wreck has shut down two lanes of I-20 westbound near Hamilton E. Holmes Drive.
12:07 p.m.: The mercury has finally climbed above the freezing mark across most of metro Atlanta. Noon readings include 38 degrees in Peachtree City, 36 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and 35 in Marietta and Chamblee. Cartersville was still below freezing, at 30 degres, while Kennesaw was reporting 32 degrees.
11:22 a.m.: Road crews are working to remove the icy patch in the left lanes of I-285 eastbound near Chamblee Dunwoody Road that caused more than a half-dozen wrecks during the morning commute.
11:15 a.m.: The three left lanes of I-75 northbound south of Northside Drive are blocked because of another crash on an icy patch that has plagued drivers throughout the morning.
11:00 a.m.: Most southbound lanes of I-285 near Cascade Road have been shut down after a car spun out on ice and struck the median wall.
10:50 a.m.: The DeKalb County school board cancelled its meeting today because of road conditions. The meeting was originally scheduled for this past Monday. No new date has been set.
10:16 a.m.: Temperatures are slowly rebounding from early morning lows that were mostly in the mid- to upper teens. Readings at 10 a.m. include 22 in Cartersville, 25 in Kennesaw, 26 in Chamblee and Marietta, 27 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and 29 in Peachtree City.
9:5o a.m.: As of 9:30 a.m., 21 major roads or intersections in DeKalb County remained closed. One of the south bound lanes of I-285 south near Memorial Drive has been closed until crews can remove the ice, county officials said. The I-285 east exit ramp to Ashford Dunwoody Road is also closed.
8:58 a.m.: The state Department of Transportation reports that a wreck has blocked the icy ramp from I-85 northbound to North Druid Hills Road. Meanwhile, crews have cleared the latest crash on I-285 eastbound before Chamblee Dunwoody Road.
8:47 a.m.: The left lane of I-285 eastbound before Chamblee Dunwoody Road is blocked by the sixth wreck of the morning along that stretch of the Perimeter.
8:39 a.m.: The ramp from Ga. 400 to the North Springs MARTA station remains closed for a fifth day.
8:03 a.m.: Zoo Atlanta remains closed.
7:52 a.m.: In Cobb County, the East-West Connector is extremely icy around Hicks Road.
7:11 a.m.: The wrecks on Ga. 400 northbound near Haynes Bridge Road have been cleared.
7:00 a.m.: Recapping the commute thus far: Most interstates are relatively ice-free, but multiple wrecks have been reported in a few spots, including on icy patches on I-285 eastbound between Ashford Dunwoody and Chamblee Dunwoody roads, on I-75 northbound near Northside Drive and on Ga. 400 northbound before Haynes Bridge Road. Neighborhood streets remain also remain icy.
6:50 a.m.: The second crash of the morning is now blocking the two center lanes of I-75 northbound at Northside Drive.
6:46 a.m.: Another wreck has occurred on I-285 eastbound before Chamblee Dunwoody Road.
6:38 a.m.: A second wreck is being reported on Ga. 400 northbound before Haynes Bridge Road.
6:24 a.m.: The two right lanes of Ga. 400 northbound south of Haynes Bridge Road are blocked by a wreck, according to the state Department of Transportation.
6:02 a.m.: The wrecks on I-285 eastbound west of Chamblee Dunwoody Road have been cleared.
5:53 a.m.: The state Department of Transportation is reporting a second wreck on I-285 eastbound between Ashford Dunwoody and Chamblee Dunwoody roads. The left and right lanes of the interstate are blocked.
5:52 a.m.: MARTA trains are operating on Saturday/Sunday schedules. The following bus routes will be operating on Friday: 1, 4, 16, 21, 49, 73, 89, 99, 110, 181, 186 and 189.
5:46 a.m.: Cobb Community Transit is operating local routes on schedule. CCT express service will operate as follows:
No service will be provided on CCT express routes, 475, 480, and 481.
CCT routes 100, 101, 102, 470, and 477 will operate the regular schedule.
Passengers who normally take the CCT route 480 should take CCT route 102.
Passengers who normally take the CCT route 481 should take CCT route 100.
5:24 a.m.: Ice and a wreck are reported on I-285 eastbound near Ashford Dunwoody Road.
5:20 a.m.: Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton says temperatures should climb above freezing by late morning, with afternoon highs topping out around 40 degrees.
5:13 a.m.: Mark Arum in the WSB Radio Traffic Center says that while metro interstates are mostly ice-free, there is still a lot of black ice on surface streets and in area subdivisions. He recommends waiting until 9 or 10 a.m. before venturing out.
5:00 a.m.: Early morning temperatures across metro Atlanta range from 14 in Alpharetta, 16 in Johns Creek and 17 in Dunwoody, Peachtree City and Cartersville to 21 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and 23 near Mableton.
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