Atlanta workers spread salt and sand during the winter storm (Courtesy CBS Atlanta)

The City of Atlanta is still working to remove salt and sand spread after the winter storms, according to the Department of Public Works (DPW). The city spread tons of the ice-melt mixture before, during and after the last storm that walloped Atlanta on Feb. 12.

Michael Frierson, public relations manager for the DPW, told INtown on Thursday that the main thoroughfares and most of the neighborhood streets have been cleared. “We have cleared sand and salt from the Northwest and  Southwest quadrants and about 75 percent of the Southeast quadrant,” Frierson said.  “What remains is the Northeast quadrant.”

He said as the sweepers work their regular schedule, they will also sweep the sand/salt. The Northeast quadrant is swept during the month of April, Frierson said.

He said if residents in any of Atlanta neighborhoods still have larger deposits of salt/sand on their street should phone the customer service center at (404) 330-6333.

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.