Winter Weather Causes Icy Roads
Roswell Transportation Department crews worked through the night for the past two nights de-icing road surfaces.
As Old Man Winter continues to blow bitter cold weather our way, city officials and local companies are working in conjunction to make sure residents stay safe and warm.
Between Sunday and early Monday morning, the Roswell Transportation Department responded to nine calls regarding icing problems within the city.
"Crews worked an overnight shift to respond to the calls," said Roswell Community Relations Manager, Julie Breckbill. "These crews also check the roads for ice patches throughout the city."
One area that had some difficulties on Monday morning was Mountain Park Road, which dealt with downed trees and power lines. Mountain Park Elementary School was without power for several hours Monday morning. The school managed to get by on emergency generators and heat to several parts of the building until Georgia Power was able to restore service by 9:15 a.m., according to an e-mail sent by Principal Stacy Perlman.
Because of gusty winds and dropping overnight temperatures, a transportation department crew worked through the night again last night, said Breckbill.