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 30, 2013
The commute home is getting longer than usual with roadways being blocked as severe thunderstorms continue to affect motorists.
The drive home today is becoming more dangerous as flooding makes wet roads even more dangerous. Lanes on GA 400 have been closed at times as flooding and accidents clog traffic. GA 400 northbound, just south of Northridge Road, has the left and middle thre lanes of four blocked. Georgia Department of Transportation officials expect it to be cleared by 4:30 p.m. An accident just north of the Northridge interchange had one lane blocked, but it has cleared.
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 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Alpharetta and Milton could get a first glimpse this winter of snow, but watch out for patches of black ice on bridges and overpasses late Thursday through mid-Friday morning.
Alpharetta-Milton and North Fulton County could get the first snow of the winter and 2013 on Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. A strong low pressure system and ample Gulf moisture will meet, resulting in widespread rain and an associated deep cold air mass that will begin to spread across north and central Georgia on Thursday afternoon and evening, meteorologists say in a special weather statement issued today. As a result, rain could change over to snow across parts of north Georgia, including North Fulton. But the worst problem now is the continued possibility of flooding with the constant rainfall. A flood watch remains in effect for much of north Georgia through tonight. Despite recent unseasonably warm temps, …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Customers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar – the difference benefiting the American Red Cross and its disaster relief efforts in the Northeast.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Kroger stores throughout the Atlanta Division are encouraging customers and associates to donate to the American Red Cross, which is providing shelter, meals, emotional support and other necessities to those affected by the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Sandy after it made landfall on Monday. In support of the thousands of Americans affected by Hurricane Sandy, Kroger launched a “Round-Up” campaign today in which customers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar – the difference benefiting the American Red Cross and its disaster relief efforts in the Northeast. Customers can also make donations to the American Red Cross at Kroger cash registers. “Our hearts are with our friends and neighbors in New York, New Jersey, and across …