By Breaking News Staff
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Stranded in the winter storm that has paralyzed metro Atlanta?
You can stay in touch with loved ones by registering at the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. Below is a running list of resources available in your area.
Cedarcrest Church, 4600 Cobb Pkwy. NW, is open. The telephone number is 678-460-3500.
Alpharetta has opened its community center as a temporary shelter for motorists who have become stranded due to hazardous road conditions, according to the city’s website. The shelter is at 175 Roswell St.
“Our Public Safety personnel are encountering numerous motorists who are stranded or have abandoned their vehicles on the roadside,” Alpharetta Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard said in a statement. “As a temporary measure we are activating our community center so that these citizens have a warm place to go until other arrangements can be made. While this is not a Red Cross approved shelter and does not offer cots and other conveniences, it is a warm dry place in which they can be safe.”
Revolution Church, at 125 Union Hill Trail, is taking in stranded motorists.
Cherokee County Fire Chief Tim Prather has given authorization for any citizen who may be stranded on the road to use any county fire station as a place for shelter. Visit http://www.cherokeecountyfire.org/findyourstation.cfm
Highlands Church, 433 Canton Rd., Building 400, is providing shelter and food.
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Rd., is open. Go to the main entrance on the north side for assistance, church officials said.
Call 770-422-2505 and the Kennesaw Police Department will assist you.
Call 770-794-5334 and the Marietta Police Department will assist you.
Marietta First Baptist Church opened its Family Life Center for the night. The church is at 148 Church St., which is two blocks from Marietta Square.
Roswell Street Baptist Church, at 774 Roswell St., opened its gym open for anyone stranded.
Northminster Church, 2400 Old Alabama Road, has food and blankets for anyone who needs help, said Lisa Holland, the spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department.
Roswell Presbyterian Church, 755 Mimosa Blvd.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Road.
El Jinete Mexican Restaurant, 4651 Woodstock Rd., is offering shelter and food. For more information, call 770-650-0850.
The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Hammond and Glenridge drives for anyone who is stranded. Call 911 for assistance. Officers who come across stranded motorists are offering rides to the shelter.
The Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, is open for those stranded in the area.
Los Bravos Mexican Restaurant, 4480 South Cobb Dr., is offering shelter.
Anyone stranded near First Baptist Church Woodstock, 11905 Hwy. 92, can go to the church for shelter.
Elsewhere around metro Atlanta
Home Depot has opened a number of stores in the Atlanta area for stranded motorists and people seeking shelter. Here is a list of the stores that are open:
111 Merchants Walk
115 Tilly Mill
154 Sandy Springs
818 Pell City
1763 Sandy Plains
6940 Powder Springs
6942 Cedar Town
6943 Sixes Rd.
There is a Facebook group for those who are stranded. It’s called SnowedOutAtlanta. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/397839673695382/ to join the group.
If you know of additional resources, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add the information to this list.