Brookhaven, GA, January 7, 2017 – by Trey Benton – Brookhaven City Manager Christian Sigman tells The Post City Crews are out and about in the community tackling cleanup and addressing travel trouble spots as a result of Winter Storm Helena that passed through.
“I want to thank our residents who stayed off the streets last night to allow the crews to work at a higher pace,” said Sigman. “We covered a lot of territory with our two crews last night and early this morning.”
While the storm did leave behind a few downed trees and power lines, in large part, Helena didn’t pack the punch she could have.
Deputy Director of Public Works Andrew Thompson said once the storm had largely made its exit from the Brookhaven area, City crews began retreatment of roads and bridges around 3 AM Saturday morning.
“Overnight, the City had fallen trees and a power outage on Peachtree Rd.,” reports Thompson. “City crews coordinated with GA Power and power has been restored there. Public works staff have reviewed conditions and most major roads as well as the major park locations are reasonably clear for the moment.”
There are a few trouble spots Public Works advises residents be aware of:
- Old Johnson Ferry Rd – From W. Nancy creek to City Limits
- Harts Mill Rd. – City limits to Ashford Trail
- Windsor Pkwy. – Icy patches in shady sections
- Hermance – Path Academy to Windsor Pkwy.
- Dresden Dr. – The hills on both sides of S. Bamby and the shopping district
- Lenox Park – Northbound before the AT&T complexClairmont Rd. – Near Clairmont Trail
Brookhaven Police Officers are on scene to redirect traffic away from trouble areas while Public Works continues their cleanup effort.
Public Works says crews and staff will continue to monitor conditions and will begin to concentrate on bridges and intersections as well as address any specific icing issues that are identified. The roads are expected to refreeze tonight and it is advised that the public limit travel.
Residents are encouraged to continue to report issues to the City via Brookhaven Connect and report emergencies to 911.