(UPDATE) Snow what? White stuff doesn’t materialize, but weather still causes damage

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 7, 2017

The anticipated 2 to 4 inches of snow for our area, breaking little hearts all over the metro area.

That isn’t all that broke. There are scattered reports of downed trees and power lines. Roads are also icy and treacherous.

The city of Decatur made note of the following incidents:

Incidents involving Trees Down/Powerlines Down

– One large tree down at the intersection of Oakland St & Ponce Place.

– One large tree down at 327 Adams Street.  Power lines are down.

– One large tree down across the roadway of Greenwood Ave & Evans Dr.  Powerlines are down.

Roadways hazards/Concerns

– Bridge between Paden Circle & Chief Mathews Frozen over

– Sam’s Crossing Bridge iced over

“Although there was no snow in the city, there was freezing rain that has formed into ice on tree limbs,” a press release from the city says. “Because of this, we are experiencing  downed trees and associated power outages. GA Power crews are in the area. Roads are generally passable, but we are encouraging people to not drive unless it is necessary. If it is necessary, please do so with caution.”

In addition, a reader told Decaturish about downed power lines on North Druid Hills between LaVista Road and Briarcliff Road. DeKalb County Police are on the scene.

The reader sent this photo:

Capt. Eric Jackson with DeKalb County Fire Rescue said early Saturday afternoon that there are currently no power lines down on North Druid Hills Road.

DeKalb County also sent over this updated list of road closures:


If you have photos of storm-related damage, please send it to editor@decaturish.com. Be sure to include a short description with the picture, including location information.

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