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Debris clean up needed in the following areas (so added caution driving in these areas): 315 Montevallo S Trimble near Peachtree Dunwoody Road5220 Northside DriveOld Stratton Chase (Riverside Drive/River Valley Road) 5510 Benton Woods Drive4750 Northside Drive6053 Heards Drive 1185 Spalding Drive4820 High Point Road390 Highbrook DriveSpalding Drive & Mt Vernon Road550 Mount Paran –Road open (Tree moved to side of road, Don’s Trees to remove during day time hours)Work completed overnight, allowing these roads to reopen:65 River Park 225 River North Drive7169 Riverside Drive6053 Heards Drive and Heards Ferry RoadHeards Ferry at Riverside Drive intersection 2300 Spalding Drive 4130 Spalding Dr 5164 Powers Ferry RoadRiverside Drive from Johnson Ferry to I-285 – Open to trafficLike Sandy Springs Patch on Facebook!Citizens are reminded that if they see a tree that's down and blocking the roadway, "it is likely tied to downed power lines," the city added. It's highly dangerous to attempt to remove these trees, and residents should allow crews to work swiftly as possible to clear up this debris. Photo: Heards Ferry at Riverside Drive cleanup. Credit: city of Sandy Springs Mortgage rates crept up again this week, but they're still below this year's peak. But that might not be the case for long. [SPONSORED] Thanks for your feedback.Originally published September 14, 2017.
At least three people died as a result of the storm, including a Dunwoody man killed when a tree fell on his house as he slept and a Forsyth County woman killed when a tree fell on her car. “All things considered, I’m just thankful no one got hurt,” said Dunwoody resident Ken Burnett as he surveyed damage from a 60-foot sweet gum tree that crashed into his mailbox, taking nearby power lines down with it. “It’s going to be a hell of a cleanup.”September 11, 2017 Atlanta: A sleeping Sandy Springs man died Monday after a tree crashed through his home.? JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM JOHN SPINK / AJC/JOHN SPINK / AJC DeKalb County appeared to take the brunt of the storm. Dunwoody City Councilman Terry Nall warned the clean-up effort will take time. “Despite the massive power outage and loss of traffic signals, everyone, so far, seems to be calm, patient, and considerate, especially at intersections,” Nall said. “This will not be a quick fix, as outages are expected to last for several days.” As of 5 p.m. Tuesday roughly one out of three Georgia Power customers in the county remained without electricity. Half of DeKalb’s school were also without power late Tuesday. Schools there will remain closed Wednesday, as will the Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, Cobb and Atlanta school districts. With children staying home and power out, local merchants prospered, especially those offering creature comforts usually taken for granted. In East Atlanta Village, damp and sweaty customers squeezed inside Joe’s East Atlanta Village to get their coffee fix. Software engineer Kyle Woodlock, 33, walked one-and-a-half miles to Joe’s in search of one large café americano and a large café mocha with whipped cream. It had been a rough night for Woodcock. A massive tree fell near his house, taking out power lines and poles up and down his dead-end street in unincorporated DeKalb’s Eastland Heights neighborhood. His car was stranded behind it.Officials said the county was hardest hit in metro Atlanta Traffic was heavy on metro streets as many returned to work, though some roads remained closed, forcing drivers and MARTA buses to find alternate routes. After shutting down operations Monday, MARTA resumed both rail and bus service. The transit’s CEO, Keith Parker, said bus services would increase as soon as blocked roads could be cleared. Southbound lanes of interstates were packed with Irma evacuees eager to return home, though officials warned it was too soon. Wait another day, GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale cautioned. “If you’re headed back, you really need to know what you’re headed back to,” Dale ... (Atlanta Journal Constitution)