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Snow’s over: MARTA back on weekly schedule

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Snow’s over: MARTA back on weekly schedule

A MARTA train passes over the mural at the corner of Dekalb Ave. and Arizona Ave. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips
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A MARTA train passes over the mural at the corner of Dekalb Ave. and Arizona Ave. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips

A MARTA train passes over the mural at the corner of Dekalb Ave. and Arizona Ave. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips

While most schools decided to cancel classes for today, the weather is shaping up for a sunny, albeit cold, day in metro Atlanta.

Things at MARTA are back to normal …

MARTA bus, rail and Mobility service is now running on a full weekday schedule on Thursday, Feb. 26.

The Authority will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the day and make adjustments, as needed. In addition to checking www.itsmarta.com for weather-related updates, customers should download MARTA’s free, “On The Go” app from iTunes or Google Play to track bus and rail arrivals and departures in real-time. Customers can also check MARTA’s Facebook page and @MARTAService on Twitter.

For additional information, please call Customer Service at 404.848.5000 from 7 am-7 pm weekdays.

While forecasters predicted some level of snow accumulation, for the most part Wednesday was cold and wet. There was virtually no ice on the roads Thursday morning.

The forecasts grew more optimistic. The National Weather Service says today will be “partly sunny” with a high of 42. Tonight will be “partly cloudy” with a low of 29. Things will be gradually warming up early next week.

The chipper weather drew a round of complaints from parents who had to figure out what to do with their kids for the day.

Residents had a different kind of reaction after last year’s Snowmageddon debacle that left thousands stuck in traffic for hours because schools didn’t close for the day, only to close early when the snow began to fall. Government officials are more willing to weather the criticism of their overreaction to potentially snowy weather, particularly if it means people don’t have to shelter in a Home Depot overnight.

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