Live blog: North Fulton snow causing accidents, closures

It's snowing in some areas of north Fulton County. Roswell and Alpharetta have both reported steady falls. North Fulton is under a winter weather advisory.

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It's snowing in some areas of north Fulton County. Roswell and Alpharetta have both reported steady falls. North Fulton is under a winter weather advisory.

2:10 p.m. - Alpharetta High School has postponed all of its basketball games that were scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

2:06 p.m. - Three GHSA state championship football games have been postponed. However, the batch of postponements does not include the 4A game, featuring Roswell's Blessed Trinity. Here's how you can get tickets.

1:46 p.m. - A stretch of Barnwell Road is closed, according to Johns Creek police.

1:31 p.m. - Sandy Springs says that a stretch of Abernathy Road is closed.

12:58 p.m. - Sandy Springs police are asking drivers to stay off the roads. The department has been called to a handful of accidents already.

🌧❄️ pic.twitter.com/ZfW1IkMQWZ— Sandy Springs Police (@SandySprings_PD) December 8, 2017

12:56 p.m. - From Alpharetta: "Republic Services has halted all trash collection operations in Alpharetta for the day. If your home was scheduled for service today but has not received service, Republic plans to resume collections tomorrow and will service your home then."

12:53 p.m. - From Roswell police spokeswoman Lisa Holland: "City government offices will close at 2 p.m. We are getting accumulation of snow here. We are also getting reports of auto accidents around the city."

12:42 p.m. - Alpharetta's newest councilman sees this snow day as the perfect opportunity to start a fire.

12:36 p.m. - City hall and municipal court will close at 1 p.m. on Friday in Johns Creek, the city says.

12:29 p.m. - Chattahoochee High School basketball games are canceled.

12:22 p.m. - Snow is sticking a bit on roads in Johns Creek.

12:14 p.m. - It could be a fun day for football in Milton. The high school's field is covered.

12:15 p.m. - 

From Alpharetta spokesman James Drinkard: “

City of Alpharetta business offices will close at 1:00 PM due to weather and to help clear area roadways so our crews can treat them. All evening recreation programs and those scheduled before noon on Saturday are also canceled. 
We have activated our extended shift schedule for road crews and will begin treating roadways shortly. That activity will continue throughout the evening and into tomorrow morning as needed. 
The City of Alpharetta is encouraging everyone to be off of area roadways by 5:00 PM so that our crews have unfettered ability to treat bridges, streets, and roads.”

Noon - It's snowing at Avalon.

11:55 a.m. - St. Francis School — the alma mater of Kaiser GatesKobi Simmons and Malik Beasley — has rescheduled its basketball game that was supposed to be tonight. St. Francis had another game scheduled for Saturday, which has been postponed, but a makeup date hasn't been set.

11:54 a.m. - Fulton County schools will dismiss early on Friday.

11:43 a.m. - From Johns Creek city spokeswoman Edie Damann: "The city is experiencing a mix of rain and snow with some light accumulation. The City has a road crew on standby, with two sand trucks, prepared to treat roads affected by snow and/or ice. We will begin pre-treating the bridges and roadways this afternoon. We are encouraging residents to monitor the weather as well."

11:33 a.m. - Snow is coming down in Roswell.

11:33 a.m.Remember the story about that castle near Alpharetta? Here's a photo of it nearly covered in snow from the AJC's Brian O'Shea. It could make for a nice postcard.

11:24 a.m. - Snow is coming down in Sandy Springs, according to this clip from Channel 2's Mike Petchenik.

10:50 a.m. - As of 10:45 a.m. on Friday, parts of north Fulton County had seen snow.

North Fulton is one of several areas in metro Atlanta under a winter weather advisory. That advisory will last until 7 a.m. on Saturday, and Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said those areas under advisory could see "a dusting" or "1 to 2 inches of snow."

Those working at city hall in Roswell could see snow falling around 9 a.m., but snow has yet to be reported in Johns Creek. Here’s how the weather is affecting north Fulton County.

Sandy Springs

The city reported that it was seeing freezing rain and sleet around 8 a.m., but temperatures in the city remained above freezing. The city remains under a winter weather advisory.

Sam Worsham with Sandy Springs Police Department says officers haven’t seen an increase in vehicle crashes or any weather-related accidents.

City spokeswoman Sharon Kraun says city offices are open and should remain open for the rest of the day at normal hours.

“Our crews are at the ready to treat bridges and roads should conditions warrant,” Kraun said. “We had crews on standby last night and monitored the conditions over night and plan to do the same over the weekend. Based on the current forecast, there is an expectation of icing as the temperatures go below freezing.”

Johns Creek

Chris Byers with Johns Creek Police said that the city hadn’t seen any snow yet as of 9:45 a.m., but the police department posted a photo to Facebook and said snow had started to fall around 10:30 a.m. Byers added that all government offices are running normal and will all day.

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Roswell

From city spokeswoman Karen Zitomer: “Roswell is seeing its first snowfall of the season, but as of Friday mid-morning, Roswell Department of Transportation crews monitoring the roadways report that snow is not freezing on the city’s streets. Still, we urge all drivers to use caution and to continue to be weather-aware. City offices are open, and as of right now, we have no weather-related closures to report. RDOT, as well as our emergency services staff, will continue to closely monitor conditions all day.”

High Meadows School will close at noon Friday.

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Alpharetta

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety reported that the city started seeing snow around 9 a.m. The city is monitoring conditions and its public works department has equipment, fire and police units ready.

Chief Public Affairs Officer Jim Cheatham says that snow in the city has been “on and off” and few flakes are sticking, but not on the roads. All city offices are open and no weather-related incidents have occurred.

Milton

The city did not immediately respond to requests for information from the AJC and has not posted about weather on its social media.

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