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.
It’s past the point of no return in Alpharetta. I’ve gone to gather firewood.... @lowes
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.”
11:54 a.m. - Fulton County schools will dismiss early on Friday.
Parents with students in after-school programs can pick them up as soon as possible. All athletic events and other extra-curricular activities are cancelled. HS students have permission to leave campuses now, and parents are permitted to pick up their students at all schools pic.twitter.com/BtQBow0EGZ
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."
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
The city did not immediately respond to requests for information from the AJC and has not posted about weather on its social media.