Georgia Commute Options is encouraging Atlantans to plan ahead for the frightening traffic associated with Halloween tomorrow, Oct. 31. The organization wants Atlantans to consider travel alternatives to and from work, such as transit, carpooling, and teleworking to avoid the congestion. The commute on Halloween normally begins earlier than usual as parents head home to get their kids ready to trick-or-treat. This can lead to an influx of commuters on the roads around 3 p.m. which, when coupled with Atlanta’s normal Friday rush, could produce the worst afternoon commute of the year. “We’re encouraging everyone to consider alternative commute options for traveling home on Halloween or to telework that day,” said Phil Peevy, Air Quality & Technical Resource Branch Chief, Georgia Department of Transportation.

Two firefighters were injured battling an apartment fire in Buckhead on Thursday, according to our media affiliate CBS46. Firefighters Josh Martinson and Spurgeon Putnam, both from Station 21, suffered injuries while fighting a fire at The Victoria, located at 3518 Roswell Road. Martinson received minor burns to his shoulders and Putnam was injured in a 20-foot fall from the roof of the building. Both are in stable condition at Grady Hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.