Lights and Sirens

It's still dangerous on the roads ... even at 2 p.m.

Peachtree City Police reported a crash on Peachtree Parkway near Windgate Road that resulted in the parkway being closed in both directions as the driver was entrapped.

Just another reminder that caution is strongly advised if you HAVE to go anywhere. While ice on many roads has melted, there are still some slick spots out there, particularly on shady stretches of road.

Fayette school closed Friday for students, 11 a.m. start for staff

Photo of Fayette County's historic former courthouse in the snow Tuesday night courtesy of James Breest Photography, Fayetteville.

Major roads OK, but side streets remain icy in shady patches

UPDATED 4:50 p.m. Jan. 30 — The Fayette County School System will remain closed Friday, Jan. 31 “due to concerns about the icy conditions of secondary roadways,” according to system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

But officials expect all schools will be operating normally Monday. Read More»

Coweta schools closed on Thursday; Coweta EMA chief to drivers - 'stay off roadways'

The continued effects of the winter storm on roadways has led to Coweta County schools remaining closed on Thursday for students and staff, according to school system spokesman Dean Jackson.

Coweta County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones on Wednesday morning said the 911 center through Tuesday and into Wednesday received 100-200 calls, with many of those being accident-related. Read More»

Winter driving tips from PTC police

#1 on the list: Don't!

Peachtree City Police would like to offer some winter survival and driving tips.
First of all, don't get stranded in the first place. If you don't have an important reason for driving in the snow and ice, stay home and wait for the roads to be cleared. Avoid traveling for anything but medical emergencies, or you run the risk of getting stranded. Be prepared.

Ensure that your vehicle is readily equipped with the following essentials before heading out when snow and ice is in the forecast:
* Blankets
* Pillow Read More»

Sheriff Babb: Stay off roads today

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said despite the many traffic issues on roads around the county on Tuesday there were no traffic fatalities and no serious injuries. Read More»

Georgia DOT crews working non-stop to clear metro roadways

UPDATE Wednesday, 9:40 a.m. – Temperatures in the mid-teens early Wednesday challenged Georgia Department of Transportation crews working to keep roadways clear of snow and ice, not just in metro Atlanta but statewide.

GDOT is utilizing all its resources in clearing roadways; in Atlanta, almost 300 workers have been scraping ice and treating the highways. Read More»

Roads continue to be slippery; multiple stores closed

Best advice may be to stay home as officers direct sand trucks to slick spots on roads, streets

With ice and snow clogging local streets and a number of Fayette highways facing the same fate, citizens are being advised to stay home except for an emergency.

Ga. Highways 92, 279 and 85 have a number of icy spots, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. A number of Fayette residents reported on Facebook that it took seven hours or more for their commute home yesterday afternoon, with some stretching past the 12-hour mark. Read More»

Fayette ‘works around clock’ on roads, helping stranded motorists

Fayette County offices closed while emergency crews help motorists and clear roads Read More»

Icy driving conditions already

This is the icy view on Robinson Road in Peachtree City contributed by Seth Langford. Slick conditions all over the county are leading to multiple wrecks.

Vehicles continue to slide off road, get stuck; multiple highways shut down

UPDATED 8:30 p.m. Read More»

Forecast: 2 inches of snow, half-inch of sleet

Stock photo by Shutterstock.

UPDATED Monday 11:19 p.m. — The latest forecast is for Peachtree City, Newnan and surrounding areas to receive up to two inches of snow — with locally higher amounts — and sleet accumulations of up to a half-inch. Read More»

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