Driving conditions are so bad and with many motorists stranded, the City of Alpharetta is opening its Community Center for those "simply needing a warm place to stay until conditions improve," said Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon. The address is 175 Roswell Street, Alpharetta, GA.
"We have worked and are currently are working dozens of calls involving incidents such as traffic crashes, medical emergencies, stranded motorists, vehicle fires, road rage and other issues," Gordon said.
The icy conditions have caused many motorists to simply abandon their vehicles in the roadway. But that creates traffic hazards for other motorists – especially emergency responders, Gordon said.
The City of Alpharetta public works staff continue to aggressively sand roadways with tons of sand in an effort to improve roadway travel, he said.
"Please refrain from unnecessary travel and remain off the roadways. If you are stranded pull your vehicle to the shoulder," Gordon said.Most of the problems listed below were reported at 6 p.m. and have been cleared, but they remain trouble spots. Count on every road being icy even if it isn't covered in ice:
Closed Roads –
Eastbound Wills Drive to Roswell Street
Traffic Crashes –
Webb Bridge Road at Westwind
Webb Bridge Road at Lake Windward Drive
Obstructed Intersections –
Park Bridge at Autumn Sage
Webb Bridge Road at Lake Windward Drive (Traffic Accident)
GA400 NB North of Mansell
Webb Bridge/ Lake Windward
Old Milton at 400 NB
Douglas Road/ Clubhouse
Area of 4163 Webb Bridge Road
Mansell at Haynes Bridge
Kimball Bridge west of Waters
Mid Broadwell at Charlotte