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SANDY SPRINGS, GA -- City of Sandy Springs crews continue to work their way through the dozens of streets impacted by trees and downed power lines due to Hurricane Irma's path through Georgia. The biggest relief for residents and motorists alike is the reopening Heards Ferry Road at Riverside Drive and Riverside Drive from Johnson Ferry Road to Interstate 285. However, Georgia Power and the city still have a lot of work to do, and both are asking for your patience as they work as fast as humanly possible to clean up the remnants of Irma's wrath (SIGN UP: Get Patch's Daily Newsletter and Real Time News Alerts. Or, if you have an iPhone, download the free Patch app).As of 11:45 a.m. Thursday, the following roads remain closed: Lake Forest near Chevaux – Road closed (repairs are in progress; Georgia Power is on the scene, and work is expected to take several hours, the city said). Glenridge at Brackenwood – Road closed46 West Bell Isle – Road closed (tree removal in progress) 5265 Mt Vern...
IrmaPHOTO GALLERY: See Irma’s devastation in Florida and GeorgiaThey were not alone. Significant portions of the metro area, from Snellville to Sandy Springs and Conyers to Cabbagetown, remained in the dark Tuesday, with nearly 900,000 Georgia residents — more than 320,000 in metro Atlanta — still without power as evening approached. Gov. Nathan Deal urged the state’s residents – and thousands of evacuees from Florida sheltering in Georgia – to stay put on Tuesday as workers remove debris and clear roads damaged by the remnants of Irma. The governor warned that recovery is “going to be a little more slow” because the massive storm touched every corner of the state. 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 ... (Atlanta Journal Constitution)