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Atlanta snow: Thursday sees closings and trouble areas on the roads  

The snow had stopped falling by the time most intown Atlanta residents awoke Wednesday, but enough of it was left behind to disrupt the city’s normal business practices

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 police were kept busy with nearly 100 traffic accidents by noon Wednesday. The Georgia Department of Transportation is urging drivers to stay off the roads until the warmup starts Thursday afternoon.

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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.


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Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia State University and Emory University will remain closed Thursday, too. Georgia Tech and Mercer University’s Atlanta campus will delay opening until noon. 

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.

All Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers will remain closed Thursday.

MARTA will end bus service at 10 p.m. Wednesday and will modify its Thursday service to deal with the winter weather.


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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

· Grant Park Recreation Center, 537 Park Ave. SE

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