(PHOTOS) Snow II -The Wintering

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 17, 2018

Editor’s note: Due to a continuing stream of news about this weather event, some of the information in this story may be out of date. Decaturish has published a new story with more up to date information. To read it, click here.  

This post has been updated. 

It’s snowing. Again.

Did you move to the South to get away from snow? Lol. Also, the temperatures will climb back up to 55 degrees on Saturday, because Atlanta.

All the things are closed today. (Well, some things are open. Decatur Metro is compiling a list, which you can read by clicking here.)

Schools are closed. This includes the local universities, like Emory and Georgia State.

Atlanta government? Closed.

City of Atlanta Government Offices and Municipal Court of Atlanta to Close on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta announced today that government offices and the Municipal Court of Atlanta will be closed on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory and wind chill advisory for the City of Atlanta. About an inch of snow is expected in Fulton County along with gusty winds that will result in dangerous wind chills.
All essential and emergency personnel should report to work at their regularly-scheduled time. All non-essential employees should remain at home. If you have a question about whether or not you are an essential employee, please contact your manager.

Decatur government? Closed.

Due to current weather conditions, all city offices are closed today, Wednesday January 17. Public safety and public works staff should report as normal.

Other cancellations:

Tuesday garbage and recycling will be collected on Thursday.

Thursday and Friday garbage and recycling will be collected on Friday.

-Wednesday court sessions are all cancelled. Individuals will receive a notice of rescheduled dates and times.

-After School Programs.

-Active Living activities.

Tucker government? Closed.

Winter Weather Forces Closure of All City Operations

TUCKER, Ga. (January 17, 2018) – Due to winter weather, the City of Tucker has closed all operations for Wednesday January 17, including City Hall, the Tucker Recreation Center and the monthly environmental court date for Code Enforcement violations.

As with previous winter weather threats, City leaders waited to assess road conditions before making a call on the closures. With snow covering Metro Atlanta roads and temperatures nearing single digits, it was determined the safe course of action was to close.

At this time, there is no make-up date to announce for environmental court. That will be publicized as soon as a date is determined.

DeKalb Government? Oh you know that’s closed. Garbage collection is getting pushed back another day, too.

DECATUR, Ga. – Due to the snowy and frigid conditions in metro Atlanta, DeKalb County offices, libraries, senior centers and recreation centers will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Additionally, all DeKalb County courts, the office of the Clerk of Superior Court and Board of Equalization will be closed.

County employees who are required to maintain operations during the weather event should check with their supervisors for instructions.

The following warming stations are open until further notice:

  • Fire Station 3, 100 N. Clarendon Ave., Avondale Estates, GA 30002
  • Fire Station 6, 2342 Flat Shoals Road, Atlanta, GA 30316
  • Fire Station 21, 1090 Crown Point Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30338

Because extremely cold temperatures can cause frostbite and hypothermia in less than 30 minutes, residents are urged to limit time outdoors during cold and windy conditions.

The county says the following roads are closed:

DECATUR, Ga. — The following roads are currently closed in DeKalb due to snow and ice as of Jan. 17 at 2:30 p.m. As county crews are assessing roads and clearing, this list is subject to change. Most surface streets are slick and dangerous, and residents are advised to stay home.

 

Status Road Closed From Cross Street To Cross Street
Emergency Vehicles Only  3600 Panthersville Road     
Emergency Vehicles Only  Houston Mill Rd   Clifton Rd  LaVista Rd 
Emergency Vehicles Only  River Road     
Emergency Vehicles Only  Rockbridge Rd  Rowland Rd  Allgood Rd 
Emergency Vehicles Only  Evans Mill Road  Salem Road   
Emergency Vehicles Only  Clifton Road / Briarcliff Road     
Closed  Rock Springs Road / Panola Road     
Emergency Vehicles Only  N. Hariston / Fieldridge Ct     
Emergency Vehicles Only  Clairmont Road / Desmond Road     
Emergency Vehicles Only  Snapfinger Road / Panola Road     
Closed  Rock Chapel Road / LIB     
Emergency Vehicles Only  Hwy 78 (Stone Mountain Hwy) WB bridges  Interstate 285  West Park Place (1/2 mile North of Stone Mountain) 

The following roads have reopened.

 

Status Road Closed From Cross Street To Cross Street
Open  Clifton Road  CDC Parkway   Briarcliff Road 
Open  1670 Clairmont Road (In front of VA Hospital)      
Open  North Decatur Road / Webster Road     
Open  Snapfinger Woods / Panola Road     
Open  South Indian Creek / Covington Hwy     
Open  S. Hairston Road / Redan Road     

MARTA is also cutting back on services for the day:

MEDIA ALERT
MARTA MODIFIES SERVICE DUE TO WINTER WEATHER
ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has modified rail, bus, and Mobility services due to hazardous road conditions. Rail service will run on a weekend schedule with trains arriving every 20 minutes. Bus service is currently running 25 major routes, including ones on main arteries and those providing access to medical facilities. Additional bus routes are running and routes may be added or removed depending on conditions. Mobility buses will provide medical service only. MARTA’s Emergency Operations Center is monitoring weather and road conditions and will adjust service as needed. Tonight’s public hearing on proposed bus routes at the Fulton County Government Center is canceled and will be re-scheduled. Please visit www.itsmarta.com, call the Customer Care Center at 404-848-5000, or follow @MARTASERVICE on Twitter for continuous updates.

Here are some snow photos from our readers. If you have photos send them to editor@decaturish.com. Horizontal photos work best and include a caption if you can. Please stay warm everyone.

East Howard and Trinity Place 7:30 a.m. Photo by Shannon Irvin

Night shift winter wonderland. Photo provided by Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross.

“Back inside please!!” Photo provided by “Sea Train.”

Pot-man “Brrrrr.” (Photo provided by “Sea Train.”)

Photos of Ava and Connor; CoD residents.

Photos of Ava and Connor; CoD residents

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