DeKalb County opening warming stations in response snow fall
In response to the anticipated accumulation of snow over the weekend, DeKalb County is making the following warming stations available:
– Fire Station 3: 24 N. Clarendon Ave, Avondale 30002
– Fire Station 4: 4540 Flakes Mill Road, Ellenwood 30294
– Fire Station 6: 2342 Flat Shoals Road, Atlanta 30316
– Fire Station 8: 2711 Clairmont Road, Atlanta 30329
– Fire Station 18: 4588 Barclay Drive, Dunwoody 30339
– Fire Station 25: 7136 Rockbridge, Stone Mountain 30087
The city of Decatur is also providing a warming station at Fire Station No. 1, located at 230 E. Trinity Place.
According to information provided by County Commissioner Larry Johnson, “A Winter Storm Warning has been issued in North and portions of Central Georgia for a potentially high impact accumulating snow event. The Winter Storm Warning for DeKalb is for Friday afternoon [Jan. 6] through 1 p.m. Saturday [Jan. 7]. It will go into effect at 4 p.m. Friday north of a line from Hamilton to Forsyth to Lexington. This Winter Storm Warning replaces the previously issued Winter Storm Watch, and includes all of the Atlanta Metro area.”
Northeast Georgia could see up to 5 inches of snow, and the metro area could see 2 to 4 inches of snow.
The county warns, “Roads and bridges will become slick making travel hazardous. Snowfall may be heavy at times. Travel could quickly become dangerous. Scattered power outages are also possible. Heavier bands of snow overnight Friday into Saturday could cause major issues on roads.”
Local schools and some government offices are dismissing early today, Jan. 6, in anticipation of the weather. For more information on school dismissals, click here.