With the winter storm hitting the region, it's no surprise that schools and municipalities across north Georgia will again be closed on Thursday, and it's no different in Decatur and Avondale Estates.
But first things first, as Avondale Estates' employees Breyon Sweeting and Shawn Luttery were photographed in The New York Times Wednesday working hard to put sand-salt mix on local roads. See the picture and article here.
So, City Schools of Decatur have canceled classes for a third straight day on Thursday and concerned parents are now wondering when the school system will make up the missed time in class.
Meanwhile, Casie Yoder with the City of Decatur sent out this eblast late Wednesday afternoon:
All city of Decatur offices, including City Hall and the Design, Environment and Construction (DEC) division of Public Works, are closed tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 13).
Municipal Court hearings for tomorrow evening are cancelled. Call 678-553-6655 to reschedule once offices re-open.
The Decatur Recreation Center is closed tomorrow and all Thursday activities are cancelled. The Center plans to be open regular hours on Friday.
Trash and recycling pick up for Thursday is cancelled. If tomorrow is your regular trash day your trash will be picked up on Friday, Feb. 14 instead.
Midway Rd. at S. Candler was closed this afternoon because of concerns that a leaning tree might fall. That is the only road closure in the city at this time. The latest DeKalb County road closures are available here.
Overall, things have been quiet in the city of Decatur during this winter weather. There have been no wrecks, no injuries, and no power outages. Public safety personnel and volunteers continue to check on seniors and other vulnerable members of the community.
Temperatures are dropping and more snow is on its way this evening (up to 3” is possible). This will continue to make travel difficult and dangerous. Please stay safe indoors. If you do leave the house, be aware that roads and sidewalks are slippery and frozen. If you or your children choose to sled, please avoid sledding into any roadways.
Important phone numbers
Georgia Power: 1-888-891-0938
All power outages or objects that have fallen on power lines MUST be reported to Georgia Power. The city cannot touch or repair power lines.
Police non-emergency: 404-373-6551
Please use the police non-emergency number only if you or a neighbor requires public safety assistance, not to report power outages.Finally, continue to charge medical devices, cell phones and other electronics in anticipation of possible power outages. If there is a loss of power, the city may use the CodeRED Emergency Notification System to communicate with the community. Please take this opportunity before a power outage occurs to register your phone number here.