Atlanta residents urged to continue avoiding roads
February 13, 2014 02:55 PM | 886 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta city officials say essential employees will continue working 12-hour rotating shifts to help the city rebound from the latest round of winter weather.

City officials said residents are still being asked to avoid driving Thursday until roads have been cleared of leftover ice and slush.

Officials say the city has responded to about 5,960 emergency calls and 32 reports of downed trees. Atlanta police have been dispatched to 32 car crashes and 23 reports of downed power lines since the storm began.

City officials say the Department of Parks and Recreation has responded to 26 reports of downed trees and 175 people have been provided temporary shelter at recreation and warming centers throughout the city.

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