Sandy Springs has responded to hundreds of calls in response to the emergency and ice/snow conditions that hit the city overnight.
As of 11a.m. Jan. 8 all of Johnson Ferry Road at the Chattahoochee River was closed as was Riverside Drive at Old Riverside. Hope, Franklin and Trowbridge roads were also barricaded and closed. Many side streets were impassable. Public Works continued to work the main thoroughfares and the hospital area of Johnson Ferry and Peachtree-Dunwoody. Additional information will be posted on the City website www.sandyspringsga.org as available.
The City of Sandy Springs planned for the potential of winter weather for several days and:
• Deployed additional Fire/Rescue personnel in brush trucks and pickups.
• Deployed additional Police Units in both North and South sectors.
• Staffed an additional peak hour ambulance by Rural/Metro.
• Staffed additional personnel in the 9-1-1 Center throughout the duration of the event.
• Placed two salt/sand trucks on the streets to respond to calls.
City officials continue to monitor the situation and ask that residents do not drive unless it is absolutely necessary. If you see emergency vehicles on an emergency call, move to the right if you are able. If you have an emergency, dial 911.