(PHOTOS) Snow II -The WinteringNight shift winter wonderland. Photo provided by Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross.
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note: Due to a continuing stream of news about this weather event, some of the information in this story may be out of date.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.
Emory University, including Oxford College, is closed today, Wednesday, Jan. 17, due to severe weather conditions. pic.twitter.com/LCbF2CowVE
— Emory University (@EmoryUniversity) January 17, 2018
Because of inclement weather, all Georgia State University campuses will be closed on Wednesday, January 17.
— Georgia State U. (@GeorgiaStateU) January 17, 2018
Due to deteriorating road conditions, Georgia Tech will cancel classes and close campus Wednesday.
— Georgia Tech (@GeorgiaTech) January 17, 2018
The College is closed Wednesday 1/17 due to wintry weather conditions. Stay safe.
— Agnes Scott College (@agnesscott) January 17, 2018
Atlanta government? Closed.
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City of Atlanta Government Offices and Municipal Court of Atlanta to Close on Wednesday, January 17, 2018ATLANTA – 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.
–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 ALERTMARTA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Horizontal photos work best and include a caption if you can. Please stay warm everyone.
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