“People were just not yielding and their speeds ... were as if they were on dry pavement,” he said.
The wintry weather, which is affecting all of metro Atlanta, is expected to drop between 2 and 4 inches of snow onto Cobb throughout the day, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz previously said.
Lindsey Wiles, spokeswoman for the city of Marietta, said Friday afernoon that Burnt Hickory Road had been closed for an hour earlier in the day due to all the accidents.
Wiles said that, in the span of three hours, crews had spread 20 tons of mixed sand and salt onto roads.
On Friday, she said, they were putting it to good use.
‘Our first priority was to treat the areas need for school buses to get the children safely to where they needed to be,” Wiles said about 3:30 p.m. “Now that most of that is finished we are treating other areas around the city.”
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