Ice still on roads, some closures Thursday in North Fulton

Fulton County schools will remain closed and some city government offices will open late on Thursday after a winter storm rolled into metro Atlanta Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ice remains on roads in several areas in north Fulton County, and city officials from Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell and Milton are still advising drivers to stay off roads and avoid unnecessary travel.

There were several automobile crashes on Wednesday due to icy conditions. Roswell reported nine, Alpharetta reported eight, and Sandy Springs reported 31. No serious injuries were reported.

“Surprisingly, this has been a relatively calm snow and ice event,” Sandy Springs city spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said. “Aside from the fender benders, we have not seen any major accidents or had any reports of trees or power lines down.”



Looking ahead to Thursday, all recreation and parks programs scheduled before noon in Roswell have been canceled. In Alpharetta, trash pick-up service was canceled Wednesday, which will push all pick-up back a day.

In Milton, officials say that roads remain icy and drivers should stay at home. Milton's city council work session scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.

“Everything you see out there that is wet will freeze this evening,” said Alpharetta assistant city administrator James Drinkard. “No matter what we do, how we treat the roads, we are going to have ice reform tonight.”

Key intersections and main roads including the medical district in Sandy Springs, have been largely cleared, but secondary roads and neighborhood streets could still be a problem on Thursday, officials said.

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