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New stats: Cobb snow prompted ‘staggering’ amount of calls for help

If you thought clearing your Cobb County driveway this weekend was tough, keep reading.

The county gave a sense of its response to a foot of snow, according to Channel 2 Action News, dropping in some parts of Cobb.

“The number of calls that came in was staggering, but we were able to respond to them all and work throughout the storm,” said Cassie Mazloom, Cobb’s emergency management director.


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Cobb 911 reported that it got 9,745 calls for assistance over the weekend.

Cobb cops said they responded to 2,400 calls for assistance, many being vehicle accidents.

Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce previously said that there were was a 100-caller queue of traffic accidents between 1 p.m. and about 2 p.m. Friday.

Pierce said no one was seriously injured in the crashes.


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But Kenensaw police reported that a mother of three was with her husband and one son taking a picture of the snow Friday when she was struck by a tree limb, paralyzing her from the waist down.

Firefighters ran 1,014 calls during the weekend, which the county said is more than double the regular volume.

Road crews received 200 calls for debris on county-owned roads. They cleared a dozen trees from Groover Road in Marietta alone, the county said.

And it isn’t over.

Crews still had 186 locations to assess or clear debris from as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the county said.

The county said to expect cleanup to last until after Christmas.


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