Sandy Springs city officials say they will give drivers until 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, to move cars abandoned during the winters storm.

After the storm, the city had “countless” vehicles moved off streets in an effort to clear roads and had about two dozen cars towed to an Alpharetta lot,the city said in a press release. Those cars can be retrieved without cost, the city said, but drivers will have to pay a tow charge for cars towed after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Here is the text of the city’s release:

“The city of Sandy Springs today announced its vehicle recovery plan for motorists who abandoned their cars due to the winter storm.  Motorists are asked to retrieve their vehicles by Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at 5 p.m.

“Since Tuesday, Sandy Springs emergency personnel have moved countless vehicles off the roads or into nearby parking lots in attempts to open roadways.  The city had an estimated two dozen cars to A Tow facility located at 11412 North Fulton Industrial Boulevard in Alpharetta. Motorists whose cars were taken at city direction to the A Tow facility will be able to retrieve their vehicles without charge.

“Any vehicles remaining abandoned after Sunday will be towed at the owner’s expense.

“To retrieve a vehicle, the car owner will need to have the car’s tag number or vehicle identification number (VIN), proof of ownership, and a driver’s license. Proof of ownership can be a copy of your title or a current tag receipt. The office number for A Tow is 770-475-1810.”

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.