The City of Peachtree City is cautioning residents about the impact of Tropical Storm Irma on the community’s 100-mile network of paths. Rainy conditions and high winds expected as part of the storm can cause additional hazards on the wooded paths and in the low-lying tunnels.
Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch said, ‘We want all our residents to stay safe over the next 24 hours as the storm moves through.” She continued, “Paths along streams and tunnels under roadways are susceptible to flash flooding, and pedestrians, cyclists, and golf cart users will not have the protections from falling limbs and trees that cars provide.”
City crews are addressing fallen limbs and trees on the roadways as they are reported. Their focus will remain on keeping the streets clear before they begin addressing the paths after the storms have passed.
Residents can report blocked streets to Fayette County Communications at 770-461-HELP. Trees blocking paths can be emailed to email@example.com to add to the list for clearing later this week.