Atlanta Streetcar resumes service after water drains into streets

Updated Jan 03, 2018
For the AJC
Atlanta Streetcar service was temporarily suspended Tuesday, officials said.

The Atlanta Streetcar is moving again after water that drained into city streets halted service early Tuesday, officials said.

Service was halted about 7:25 a.m. after the incident near Carnegie and Spring streets, city spokeswoman Rukiya Campbell said in a statement.

“The water was in the street due to a nearby building facilities employee opening a roof drain valve that allowed water to drain onto the street,” Campbell said.

No repairs needed to be made by the Department of Watershed Management, she said.

The water froze as temperatures plunged to a low of 13 degrees in Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

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City crews treated the trouble spots to make the streets safe for drivers. The Atlanta Streetcar resumed service at 1 p.m.

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