Atlanta snow: Thursday sees closings and trouble areas on the roads
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GSP trooper S. Stone (left) waits on a Mazda 6 to be towed from the scene after James May (right) skidded on the ice on Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. striking a concrete sewer on the I-20 entrance ramp and breaking his axle on Jan. 17, 2018.
Expect more of the same on Thursday, with some roads proving particularly treachorous.
There is major icing on Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Buckhead, according to Channel 2 Action News. Cars are also taking it extra slow on a hairpin turn to avoid crashing on an icy ramp from I-75 South to I-85 North in Atlanta, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
The HOV lane on I-85 South before Clairmont Road is still very icy, Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry said.
Atlanta government offices and municipal courts will remain closed Thursday.
Garbage collection will be delayed by two days because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday that preceded the inclement weather. This change will affect Tuesday through Friday collections, including recycling and yard trimming collections. (Tuesday collection will occur on Thursday, Wednesday collection will occur on Friday, Thursday collection will occur on Saturday and Friday collection will occur on Sunday.)
Appointments at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will resume at 1 p.m. Urgent care centers will reopen at that time, too.
Zoo Atlanta will remain closed. The Woodruff Arts Center offices, High Museum and Georgia Aquarium will open at noon, two hours later than normal for a Thursday. World of Coca-Cola and the Atlanta Botanical Garden, which were closed Wednesday, will open at noon Thursday.
Atlanta has opened three warming centers which will remain open until temperatures increase and conditions change. Men, women and children are welcome. Anyone seeking transportation to a warming center may call 404-546-2710 for assistance.
The warming center locations are:
· Old Adamsville Recreation Center, 3404 Delmar Ave. SW
· Central Park Recreational Center, 400 Merrits Ave. NE