Winter Storm Helena Jan 2017

Print

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan 7

From the National Weather Service:

Black ice and wind chills are the primary issues with impacts to bridges and overpasses and hazards caused by falling trees and branches.

Winds at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph possible.

Wind chills will range between 5 degrees above zero to 10 degrees below zero for a few hours this morning. 

Road conditions could deteriorate due to the falling temperatures, freezing precipitation on the ground. 

Social media remains our primary communication tool to share updates with the community.  @SandySpringsGA for both Facebook and Twitter.

You can use one of the following tools to report non, life-threatening issues to the City:

  • 24/7 Call Center - 770.730.5600 
  • Post on the City's Facebook or Twitter feeds
  • Sandy Springs Works app - under Report and Issue, select the Winter Storm category 

To report a power outage, you can contact Georgia Power directly.  Online: georgiapower.com/storm Phone: 888-891-0938

For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1

 

The following items have been affected by the weather conditions:

Recreation and Parks

Recreation and Parks activities scheduled for Saturday are canceled. 

Fulton County 

Fulton County Schools has canceled all extracurricular activities scheduled for Saturday.

Winter Storm Operations

As a reminder, the City has an adopted priority list of roadways it handles during winter weather conditions.

All route priorities are based on providing public safety and first responders’ maximum access to the various parts of the City with the most efficient use of limited resources. Police, Fire and Public Works determined these priorities, with concurrence by the City Manager. As always, emergency plans change to meet the needs of Public Safety. Should any street, regardless of predetermined priority level, need to be treated in order to affect life-saving measures, it will be done. In the event of down trees or power lines or ice/snow covered roads, you can report those non-emergency items to our 24/7 Call Center at 770.730.5600 or contact us through social media at facebook.com/SandySpringsGA or via Twitter @SandySpringsGA.  You can also report issues through the Sandy Springs Works app. Click on the Report button, and select Winter Storm under the Issue Title selection. 

Breaking News

This page is updated periodically throughout emergency events. For breaking news as it is released, follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.

View Full Site