Sunday, May 19, 2013
Heavy rainfall causes Big Creek to rise well above flood stage.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a dense fog advisory which is in effect until 10 a.m. Visibility will be reduced to a quarter of a mile or less at times through the morning commute. "Sudden reductions in visibility will make for hazardous travel conditions this morning," the National Weather Service advisory said. The local forecast said to expect widespread dense fog before 11 a.m. The National Weather Service advises motorists to slow down and use your headlights while leaving plenty of distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. A flood warning continues for Big Creek and the Chattahoochee River today. At 3 a.m. the stream was at 10 feet and steady. At 10 feet, minor flooding continues upstream and …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The continual rain will help fill Big Creek to overflowing, which will result in some flooded backyards and the closure of the greenway.
Big Creek near Alpharetta and Cumming is under a flood warning from tonight until Tuesday afternoon issued by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, affecting Fulton and Forsyth counties. Recent heavy rainfall has caused significant runoff into streams and rivers, which will cause flooding in some areas. And the rain keeps falling, with the forecast calling for rain to continue on Sunday. Flood stage is 7 feet. The river is forecast to rise above flood stage late Saturday night and continue to rise to near 9.9 feet by early Monday afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage by Tuesday morning. Flood Stages
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Portions of the Big Creek Greenway may close as water floods the trail and the YMCA campground off Preston Ridge Road.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flood warning for Big Creek near Alpharetta until Monday evening affecting Forsyth and Fulton Counties. "Recent heavy rainfall has caused significant runoff into streams and rivers which will cause flooding in some areas," the National Weather Service said. "All persons with interests along the river should monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take necessary precautions to protect life and property." At midnith the stage was 6 feet and rising. Minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 7 feet. Big Creek is forecast to rise above flood stage between 6 and 7 a.m. this morning and continue rising to near 7.9 feet by this evening. The river is expected to fall below …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Neighboring Forsyth County closed its entire Greenway system today after Wednesday's storms.
Allpharetta has parts of its Big Creek Greenway trail – and even a parking lot – blocked or closed due to flooding that stems from Wednesday's severe thunderstorms. "Areas of our trail at Haynes Bridge and North Point Church overpass are not passable and have been blocked due to flooding in those areas," said James Drinkard, assistant city administrator. The Haynes Bridge parking lot has also been closed due to flooding. "All other areas of the trail are open at this time; however, we encourage everyone to use caution on the trail, as many areas are built within floodplains," Drinkard said.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Big Creek River near Alpharetta.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued the following flood warning for Big Creek near Alpharetta and near Cumming, affecting Forsyth Countyaffecting Forsyth and Fulton counties: Recent heavy rainfall has caused significant runoff into streams and rivers, which will cause flooding in some areas. Precautionary/preparedness actions: All persons with interests along the river should monitor the latest forecasts...and be prepared to take necessary precautions to protect life and property. The latest stage data was furnished in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey. At 11 a.m. Wednesday the stage was 5.76 feet and rising slowly. Minor flooding is forecast. When flood stage is reached, which is 6 feet, minor …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The remains of a man were found on the trail system south of Kimball Bridge Road.
UPDATED 6 A.M., DEC. 16: The Big Creek Greenway will be fully open today. Regular hours are from dawn to dusk. Alpharetta detectives are investigating the discovery of the decomposed remains of a man on Alpharetta's Big Creek Greenway trail system. George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, said the remains were found at a location south of Kimball Bridge Road. He said the scene is significantly in the woods, which means it is not visible from the road. No other information is available at this time.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Pedro Castro Garcia was apprehended by authorities around noon Monday at his residence in south Forsyth.
A 29-year-old south Forsyth County man was arrested Monday in connection with the theft of the bronze eagle sculpture taken from the Forsyth Big Creek Greenway three weeks ago. Pedro Castro Garcia was apprehended by authorities around noon today [Monday] at his residence located on Hwy. 9 North in Alpharetta. He was charged with theft by receiving stolen property, according to investigators with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. The eagle sculpture was located on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in a storage shed at Garcia’s residence following a tip from Lance White, owner of Lance's Jewelry and president of the Humane Society of Forsyth County, to Forsyth County Commissioner Todd Levent. Levent said in an earlier interview with Cumming Patch …
Monday, June 25, 2012
A state grant to the North Fulton Community Improvement District will help fund the bridge reconstruction project, which includes bicycle paths, pedestrian improvements and connections to the greewnay.
The North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) received a $1 million grant for a project that will reconstruct a bridge on Encore Parkway over GA 400 that will include bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Gov. Nathan Deal made the announcement recently that the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank was funding 12 projects with grants and loans totaling more than $8 million. The North Fulton CID project encompasses Encore Parkway from Westside Parkway to North Point Parkway The project will include reconstruction of the Encore Parkway Bridge over GA 400, and its widening to provide: The scope of the project is to match the North Fulton CID overlay standards. The plans for pedestrian connections between the Verizon Wireless …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Trail underneath new bridge on Kimball Bridge Road completes the length of the Greenway.
The orange safety fencing and black silt fences remain since it's still a construction zone, but all eight miles of the Big Creek Greenway are connected again with the opening of the new Kimball Bridge Road connection. Alpharetta announced today, Sept. 23, the opening of a new pedestrian passageway on the greenway trail underneath Kimball Bridge Road. This project was completed almost two weeks earlier than initially projected and provides greenway users full access to the city’s trail system, according to the release by James Drinkard, assistant city amdministrator. Alpharetta’s Greenway trail stretches from Marconi Drive (off Windward Parkway) south to Mansell Road, where it connects to Roswell’s trail system. With the completion of the …