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How Did Alpharetta and Milton Fare During the Storm?

While black ice is still a real threat Thursday night, the worst is over for this winter storm.

The City of Milton Fire Department was at work Thursday morning clearing off this tree that fell down on Westbrook Road. Credit: Milton Police Department Facebook page
The City of Milton Fire Department was at work Thursday morning clearing off this tree that fell down on Westbrook Road. Credit: Milton Police Department Facebook page
The wintry mix is done falling, the sun is out shining and Alpharetta and Milton officials are easing back on their warnings to residents.

And while black ice on north Fulton roads is still a real threat Thursday night, the worst is over for this winter storm.

Early Thursday afternoon, the City of Alpharetta closed its emergency operations center and shelter operations. Public Works crews, however, will continue to operate at a heightened state through Friday morning, clearing roadways and preparing for subfreezing temperatures overnight.

"As we begin to return to our routines and welcome warmer days ahead, all of us here at the City of Alpharetta would like to thank our residents, businesses and visitors for their assistance and patience over the past 36 hours," city officials said in a released statement.

Milton Emergency Manager Matt Marietta was continuing to urge residents to stay off the roads Thursday so rising temperatures and treatments can clear icy streets.

“Even as temperatures rise, please be aware there will be icy patches in low areas, on bridges and in shade, especially on our smaller, two-lane roads,” he said in a statement. “We urge drivers to stay home – but if they must travel, drive very slow, use extreme caution, and leave lots of space between you and other cars.”

Marietta said Milton received snow overnight Wednesday, but no ice. That meant residents reported no power outages.

How well did you think the Cities of Alpharetta and Milton handle this week's winter storm?

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