Ice and snow on roads in Sandy Springs has caused many car accidents. City officials are asking drivers to stay off the road.

Winter storm has caused more than 30 auto accidents in Sandy Springs

City officials in Sandy Springs have sent a clear message to the public on this blistering cold January day: stay inside and stay off the roads.

“Between the cold and ice, we want everyone to stay safe,” city spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said.

The city was hit with a dusting of snow overnight — a little more than a half inch, Kraun said — and ice has settled underneath it. Between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, city police responded to 31 automobile accidents throughout Sandy Springs.

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Fortunately, Kraun said, none of those accidents caused any serious injuries.

Sandy Springs has just part of one road closed Wednesday, asking drivers to stay off Johnson Ferry Road at Riverside Drive.

“While we don't have barricades all over, we continue to ask residents to stay off the streets,” Kraun said. “Where you see snow, there is a good chance of ice underneath.”

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Public works crews in the city have treated roads and are continuing treatment today. The priority roads are those identified based on public safety concerns, Kraun said.

In Sandy Springs, drivers shouldn’t be on the road Wednesday unless they absolutely have to be.

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