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City of Atlanta Gears Up for Winter Weather;
Mayor Dickens, Transportation Commissioner to Tour Facilities and Equipment Preparations


WHO:Mayor Andre Dickens
Josh Rowan, Commissioner, Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT)
WHAT:Mayor Andre Dickens and ATLDOT Commissioner Josh Rowan will meet with staff, tour the City's facility and review equipment on Friday, January 14, at 7:00 a.m. in preparation for this weekend's anticipated winter weather event.

According to the National Weather Service, a wintry mix of rain, ice and/or snow is possible between Saturday evening and Monday morning. Travel could be difficult to impossible, with hazardous conditions impacting the morning commute.

ATLDOT has a combination of in-house and contracted winter weather resources available for deployment, including:
  • 40 pieces of snow equipment, with more available through contractor support.
  • 300 employees, 150 per shift.
  • 22,500 gallons of brine
  • 5,550 tons of salt
  • 200 tons of gravel
  • 150 tons of sand

Media seeking to attend is requested to RSVP to atlmedia@atlantaga.gov.
WHEN:Friday, January 14, 2022
7:00 a.m.
WHERE:ATLDOT Operations Facility
1150 North Avenue NW

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