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City of Decatur, CSD Make Statements on Closings

The Avondale Estates Police Department has off-duty officers on standby to assist with storm-related issues.

City Schools of Decatur has canceled classes for Wednesday. Credit: Patch file
City Schools of Decatur has canceled classes for Wednesday. Credit: Patch file
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With dire predictions for snow changing to sleet and ice, City Schools of Decatur has canceled classes for Wednesday. But as it stands now, Decatur City Hall could see some employees reporting for business Wednesday afternoon.

Late Tuesday afternoon, City of Decatur Public Information Officer Casie Yoder wrote in an email, "Most city offices will be closed tomorrow (Wed., Feb. 12), and City Hall will operate with a limited staff. As of this posting, City Hall is expected to open at noon on Thursday."

Also late in the day, City Schools of Decatur posted on its Facebook page:

City Schools of Decatur will be closed Wednesday, February 12, due to the impending, rapidly changing winter weather event. The Governor has declared a State of Emergency for the Atlanta-metro area as we continue to be under a Winter Storm Warning. We will assess the weather and road conditions again for Thursday, and let families and staff know if school is canceled through robo-calls, the CSD Facebook page and the CSD website.

On Monday, Avondale Estates officials released a statement that read in part:

If the storm occurs, expect Wednesday recycling to be collected the following week, and Thursday trash pickup to be delayed until Friday.

Avondale Estates' Department of Public Works will use sand-salt mix and gravel to melt ice and improve traction on roads as needed. City associates are prepared to spend the night at their office to ensure proper distribution of those materials. The police department also has off-duty officers on standby.

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