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Morning accident in Sandy Springs

Morning accident in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Sandy Springs Police Department is warning motorists to expect delays on GA 400 North at the I-285 East ramp.

A car overturned and slid down an embankment in that area. One person is hurt, but the victim's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Only one lane of the ramp is currently open.

Georgia mayors ride to the Capitol

Georgia mayors ride to the Capitol

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell Mayor Jere Wood, along with other mayors from Metro Atlanta, will take to the streets on Tuesday, Mar. 22 in the sixth annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol event.

The police-escorted 21-mile ride will lead cyclists from Roswell City Hall to the Capitol.

Lane closed on Peachtree Dunwoody Road

Lane closed on Peachtree Dunwoody Road

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The center lane of Peachtree Dunwoody Road at Central Parkway is currently closed.

Cranes are being removed from a construction site in the area. This process may extend into the evening rush hour.

The City of Sandy Springs is urging travelers to use caution when driving near the site or to avoid the area if possible.

For more information, visit the Sandy Springs website or call 770-730-5600.

Message from GDOT: Slow Down and Retrieve Abandoned Cars!

Message from GDOT: Slow Down and Retrieve Abandoned Cars!

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation is currently working to clean up the remaining ice and slush on Metro Atlanta highways, but abandoned cars in travel lanes and on shoulders are getting in the way.

GDOT is asking anyone who left a car on a highway to please retrieve it as soon as possible.

State law (A.C.C.G. 32-6-2) says that vehicles considered to be impeding the flow of traffic may be removed by law enforcement if necessary.

On a related note, please be careful while driving on Georgia highways this week. Although they may look dry, there are still plenty of icy patches all over Metro Atlanta.

Some drivers are tailgating, which can cause serious accidents.

The Roads are Open; We Have Your Traffic Information at 11Alive.com

All the roads in Metro Atlanta are open today. You need to pack a huge load of patience while you get going though. There are many delays out there. For details on particular routes, check http://11alive.com/traffic.

ALL INTERSTATES & MAIN ROUTES are open.

The left lanes have ice in them. Stay out of those left lanes. Assume that all overpasses have ice on them; many have glaze ice that you will not be able to see until you are on them.

ALL of the on and off ramps have ice in them. Approach them slowly and carefully. If you speed onto an offramp or try to turn suddenly, you will slide and crash.

ARTERIAL/MAIN STREETS --

All have some ice on them. Most with three lanes ordinarily are down to two; most with two lanes regularly, are down to one lane.

Hammond Drive GA 400 Traffic to Be Rerouted Dec. 10

Hammond Drive GA 400 Traffic to Be Rerouted Dec. 10

ATLANTA -- Beginning on Friday, Dec. 10, all Hammond Drive traffic across Georgia 400 will be moved to the new bridge section, where it will remain until summer, according to information received by the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs) from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The rerouting is planned to occur at 9:00 p.m.

Open House for Ashford Dunwoody Interchange

DUNWOODY, GA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house concerning the Ashford Dunwoody Diverging Diamond Interchange.

The open house will take place on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia (4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, 30346).

No formal presentation will be given, and the public is invited to attend any time during the given hours. A court reporter will be available the allow attendees to comment about the project.

Written statements concerning the project will be accepted until Tuesday, Nov. 30. They may be submitted to:

Mr. Glenn Bowmann, PE
State Environmental Administrator
One Georgia Center
600 West Peachtree Street, 16th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308