Intown is slowly returning to normal with people going back to work and at least one school district deciding to open on Friday. WSB-TV reported the morning commute had a smaller volume of cars and there were icy spots that forced closures of some interstate ramps. With temperatures climbing into the 50s and the sun out, the roads should be clear by the evening rush hour.

Atlanta and Fulton schools were already planning to close today for a student/teacher holiday, but DeKalb closed because of the icy roads. After assessing streets and bus routes, Decatur Schools opened this morning on a two-hour delay.

MARTA resumed bus service this morning on 30 “life-line” routes and planned to have all buses back in service by noon on a Sunday schedule. Rail is still operating on a weekend schedule. Check for information on the routes.

More than 100,000 remain without power, mostly below I-20 and in East Georgia. The state has shifted crews and attention to those areas, especially Augusta, which was hard-hit by the snow and ice.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.