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Sandy Springs announces vehicle recovery plan
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January 30, 2014 10:55 PM | 1393 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As road conditions improve following Tuesday’s snowstorm in metro Atlanta, residents are asked to recover the vehicles they abandoned during the inclement weather.

In a news release Thursday, the city of Sandy Springs announced its vehicle recovery plan for motorists. Residents are asked to retrieve their vehicles by Sunday at 5 p.m.

Since Tuesday, Sandy Springs emergency personnel have moved countless vehicles off the roads or into nearby parking lots in attempts to open roadways. The city towed an estimated two dozen cars to A Tow facility located at 11412 N. Fulton Industrial Blvd. in Alpharetta. Motorists whose cars were taken at city direction to the A Tow facility will be able to retrieve their vehicles without charge.

Any vehicles remaining abandoned after Sunday will be towed at the owner’s expense.

To retrieve a vehicle, the car owner will need to have the car’s tag number or vehicle identification number, proof of ownership and a driver’s license. Proof of ownership can be a copy of your title or a current tag receipt. The office number for A Tow is (770) 475-1810.

In an email to the media, the city of Atlanta announced residents can visit http://www.atowinc.com on the “Who Towed” tab (http://www.atowinc.com/Pages/HasMyCarBeenTowed.aspx) or www.whotowedme.com and enter their vehicle information to see if A Tow has towed it to one of their lots.

Residents must have their TAG or VIN number, but there are also generic ways to search. This will only include those towed to an A Tow lot.

In related news, Fulton County’s Facilities & Transportation Services Department and Police Department, along with the Fire Department and 911, Thursday announced they are working around the clock to address icy road conditions in unincorporated Fulton County.

There are still more than 100 abandoned vehicles in south Fulton on Cascade Road and more than 80 abandoned vehicles on New Hope Road. Vehicle owners are urged to retrieve their vehicles as soon as possible to improve road safety and allow road crews adequate space to treat roadways.

Residents having difficulty locating their vehicles may contact the Fulton County 911 Center’s non-emergency number, (404) 730-7911.

Fulton County 911 handled more 5,734 calls in the first 48 hours of this week’s weather event and continues to assist residents.

Residents can report icy road conditions in unincorporated Fulton County by calling (404) 613-3105 or (404) 612-4223.

Fulton County agencies continue to respond to icy road conditions in unincorporated Fulton County.  Personnel are continually monitoring and treating icy conditions, though none of the roads with icy areas listed are in Buckhead or Sandy Springs. However, residents are urged to stay off roadways if possible as icy conditions persist in many areas.

Fulton County Facilities & Transportation crews continue to re-treat roads with sand and de-icing mixture. Drivers are urged to drive slowly and with extreme caution, particularly on hills and bridges.
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