Road conditions are starting to decline again throughout metro Atlanta, after a day full of crashes due to snow and ice.
Georgia's Department of Transportation urged people Wednesday to stay home, off the interstates and let crews get to work. As the sunset in the evening, many roads began to ice over again.
Most metro schools canceled classes for Thursday as well.
A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect for most of north Georgia until Thursday morning.
Nearly 2 inches of snow fell in parts of metro Atlanta by Wednesday afternoon.
"After consulting with local and state emergency management officials, it has been determined that many roads are still iced over throughout the county. With low temperatures and overnight refreezing, these areas will pose a major concern for early-morning school bus and car travel tomorrow. As always, the safety of our students and staff is our primary concern," the district said.
“Our top priority is to ensure the safety of Georgians and to allow the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to continue doing its job,” said Deal. “Due to yesterday’s winter weather and continued freezing temperatures, ice continues accumulating on our roadways. GDOT is responsible for the maintenance of more than 17,900 miles of state roads and interstates. Currently, there are more than 12,800 miles remaining to be cleared and treated. In light of this, I urge people to stay home, stay safe and remain off our roadways. We will continue monitoring the weather and will provide updates as necessary.”
Central Park Recreation Center
Grant Park Recreation Center
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Anyone in need of a ride to one of the facilities can call 404-546-2710.
"We really need people to stay off the roads," Smith says of authorities working the wrecks.
Wind will make it feel like it's in the single digits and below zero Wednesday, Minton says.
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