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Icy Roads Across Milton; City Closed Thursday

Roads are iced across the city, and despite efforts overnight to spread salt and sand the continued freezing rain, snow and sleet mean conditions will deteriorate throughout the day.

Freemanville Road in Milton on Wednesday. Courtesy Milton Police Department Facebook page
Freemanville Road in Milton on Wednesday. Courtesy Milton Police Department Facebook page

From the City of Milton:

Due to inclement weather, Milton’s City Hall will be closed Thursday, Feb. 13.

All city activities and board and committee meetings are cancelled, as well. City officials expect to be open Friday.

Because of continuous snow and sleet and temperatures that will remain below freezing overnight, Milton Emergency Manager Matt Marietta urges residents to stay off the roads so Public Works crews can continue to treat them.

On Wednesday morning, the City released the following:

"Our residents have done a fantastic job of heeding the warnings and preparing to stay put for this storm," Marietta said. "Now the effort can be focused on making roads as safe as possible for police, fire and utility crews to respond to emergencies."

Roads are iced across the city, and despite efforts overnight to spread salt and sand the continued freezing rain, snow and sleet mean conditions will deteriorate throughout the day.

"This looks to be a long-duration event," said Public Works Director Carter Lucas. "Roads that were pre-treated last night already need more material.

"We're plowing major roads but I don't have the expectation we'll be able to stay completely ahead of it and provide clear roads at any point today."

Lucas said crews are responding to major roads, like Ga. 372, Ga. 140 and Ga 9 first. Second will come heavily traveled local roads and known trouble spots like bridges and shaded hills. Third will be smaller local roads, followed by neighborhoods if time, material and conditions allow.

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Milton's Communications Department will send periodic updates on road conditions using CodeRED and e-mail, and will offer frequent advice and answer questions on Facebook and Twitter.


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