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Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed, left,  checks on progress at the Public Works North Avenue Facility with Commissioner of Public Works Richard Mendoza as Atlanta prepares for another approaching winter storm on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/ Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Curtis Compton)

Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed, left, checks on progress at the Public Works North Avenue Facility with Commissioner of Public Works Richard Mendoza as Atlanta prepares for another approaching winter storm on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/ Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Curtis Compton)

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