Roads near Marietta Square reopen after ice prompts shutdown

Two roads near the Marietta Square reopened after authorities cleared a layer of ice that had created dangerous conditions for drivers Thursday morning. 

Marietta police said they don’t know where the ice came from, possibly a result of a water main break or a leak somewhere. As a precaution, authorities diverted traffic away from Cherokee Street at Chicopee Street and Cherry Street at Church Street just before 7 a.m. 

“Those two areas have a hill on them, and that hill is now ice-covered,” police spokesman Chuck McPhilamy told at the time of the closure.

Traveling north on Cherokee Street past WellStar Kennestone Hospital was not possible Thursday morning, he said. While Church Street was still passable, Cherry Street was not. 


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Brine was spread on the ice, and the road reopened about 8:20 a.m.

McPhilamy told he was not aware of any crashes related to the icy road conditions. 

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