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The Roads are Open; We Have Your Traffic Information at 11Alive.com

All the roads in Metro Atlanta are open today. You need to pack a huge load of patience while you get going though. There are many delays out there. For details on particular routes, check http://11alive.com/traffic.

ALL INTERSTATES & MAIN ROUTES are open.

The left lanes have ice in them. Stay out of those left lanes. Assume that all overpasses have ice on them; many have glaze ice that you will not be able to see until you are on them.

ALL of the on and off ramps have ice in them. Approach them slowly and carefully. If you speed onto an offramp or try to turn suddenly, you will slide and crash.

ARTERIAL/MAIN STREETS --

All have some ice on them. Most with three lanes ordinarily are down to two; most with two lanes regularly, are down to one lane.

Atlanta's Department of Public Works says they are Ready for the Snow on Sunday...

Atlanta's Department of Public Works says they are Ready for the Snow on Sunday...

Atlatna, GA--  Snow is the forecast for Sunday night into Monday, and 11Alive has been on the case asking the city if they are ready for the snow and how do they intend to respond to the ice.

The Department of Public Works  says that they "seek to maintain access in the immediate vicinity of emergency facilities such as hospitals, police stations and emergency shelters."  Of course, these areas can not be the only routes that take priority.  Thousands of residents will be on the roads and Public Works has acquired 6 sand trucks to distribute over 300 tons of sand to the city's 200 centerline miles. (which includes 40 bridges)

Priority routes are consistent with the functional street classification hierarchy which is based on the volume of traffic served and the connectivity provided:

  • first priority routes reflect major arterial  streets;  (e.g.

Water Main break in East Point on Bryant Drive

Water Main break in East Point on Bryant Drive

East Point, GA--  (Submitted by The City of East Point) 

Please be advised that the City of East Point Water Resource Department has determined that there is a water main break on Bryant Drive. Crews are now in the process of repairing both the water main and storm drain which have failed in this area.

 

Within the hour (3pm) there will also be a temporary interruption of water service in this area while the situation is being assessed.  

 

Crews are in the process of placing the appropriate traffic signs and a detour map is being devised. Once the map is finalized appropriate and signage will be placed in the area to help navigate traffic.

Local Man Killed in Car Accident this past Friday in Durham, NC

Atlanta, GA--  Kenneth Lee Griffin of East Point was killed in a car accident this past Friday night.  According to the local Durham news, the East Point man was ejected from the driver seat of his car when he struck the rear bumper of another vehicle.  The incident happend around 11:30 p.m. on September 25th. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.