From the City of Roswell:
As freezing temperatures move in this week, the Georgia Department of Transportation would like to remind City of Roswell residents to turn off sprinkler systems with automatic timers set to run overnight.
“Every winter we have icing issues due to automatically timed sprinkler systems that are left on overnight in freezing temperatures,” said DOT District Engineer Rachel Brown. “They can create a very hazardous condition for motorists the next morning."
Automatic sprinkler systems are often timed to operate at night, and when spray from the sprinkler is blown onto the road or water drains onto the road, black ice is formed, creating a hazard for motorists.
The Department urges residents and businesses to take a moment and ensure that automatic sprinkler systems are turned off. With sub-freezing temperatures on the way, motorists are cautioned to be on the lookout for icy patches or black ice, especially early in the morning.