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Atlanta Prepares for Winter Storm

Every City fire station and six police precincts will be open to stranded motorists and residents without power.

The City of Atlanta has mobilized for a full response to the winter storm set to arrive in in the metro area overnight. Credit: Patch file
The City of Atlanta has mobilized for a full response to the winter storm set to arrive in in the metro area overnight. Credit: Patch file

Patch Staff Report

The City of Atlanta has mobilized for a full response to the winter storm set to arrive in the metro area overnight.

In addition to private contractors, the City has a total of 65 spreaders and 60 snow plows ready for mobilization. With 3,000 tons of aggregate and salt mix on hand, the City will use spreaders to treat priority bridges and address emergencies as they arise.

In conjunction with completing priority routes, crews will canvass designated areas and respond to dispatched calls received from police and other emergency personnel, as well as reports from citizens

Every fire station and six police precincts will be open to stranded motorists and residents without power. Fire Stations can be found here.

Police precincts open include:

Zone 1- 2315 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW Atlanta, GA. 30318

Zone 2- 3120 Maple Dr. NE Atlanta, GA 30305

Zone 3- 880 Cherokee Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30315

Zone 4- 1125 Cascade Cir. SW Atlanta, GA 30311

Zone 5- 200 Spring St. NW Atlanta, GA 30303

Zone 6- 2025 Hosea L. Williams Dr. SE Atlanta, GA 30317

The City opened the Old Adamsville Recreation Center at 3304 Delmar Lane on Monday night as a temporary warming shelter. Cots and blankets are available.

The following recreation centers will be open as warming centers, but cots and blankets will not be available at these locations:

Rosel Fann, 365 Cleveland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30354

Adamsville, 3201 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Ben Hill, 2405 Fairburn Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

Additional shelters:


24hr Gateway - 275 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-215-6600


Task Force for the Homeless - 477 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-230-5000


Fulton County Jefferson Place, 1135 Jefferson Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-613-0412


Salvation Army - 100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 404-527-7200

Residents and motorists should prepare for winter weather conditions.

• Plan ahead and allow extra time to reach destinations.
• Fill your car with gas.
• Make sure you have the proper emergency equipment in your car and home such as extra batteries for cell phones and chains for vehicle tires.
• When driving in icy road conditions, the shortest route is not always the safest. Consider less hilly routes in route planning.
• Slow down! Remember the faster you are going the longer it takes to stop.

For reporting of ice or hazardous roadway conditions inside the City of Atlanta, please call 404-330-6333.

Due to inclement weather conditions, City of Atlanta government offices, including Parks and Recreation facilities and Municipal Court will be closed on Wednesday. 

All essential employees are still expected to remain or report to work during normal/emergency business hours. All public safety and storm-related functions will continue emergency operations, including 911 response, police and fire, and public works functions. 

The City of Atlanta supplied information for this report that was edited for publication.

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