Emergency management officials and first responders are preparing for the worst—a winter storm that is expected to hit sometime Wednesday morning. Weather reports call for 1 to 2 inches of snow in the metro Atlanta area and icy roads.
In DeKalb, Interim CEO Lee May has signed a state of emergency declaration related to the winter storm.
“DeKalb County is sure to get heavy sleet, freezing rain, and snow. We expect many of our county roads will be impassable due to ice, traffic gridlock, downed trees and possible power outages, caused by the sudden and severe winter weather,” said May. “If at all possible, I am urging everyone to stay off the roads until conditions improve.
DeKalb Public Safety and Public Works employees will continue to work around the clock until the inclement weather subsides.”
Atlanta Public Schools closed Wednesday and Thursday
City government buildings, recreation centers will be closed as well.
DeKalb County Schools
All DeKalb facilities, Senior Centers, water billing offices, Recorders Court and other administrative divisions will be closed Wednesday.
The DeKalb County Courthouse will be closed all day Wednesday, Feb. 12. Additionally, all Board of Equalization tax appeal hearings are canceled and will be rescheduled.
Henry County Public Schools
Henry County government buildings will also be closed.
Rockdale County Schools closed Wednesday
Rockdale County government offices and courts closed at 3 p.m. today. The offices will be closed all day Wednesday, Feb. 12, and Thursday, Feb. 13, and will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14.
For updates, Rockdale County employees and residents may call the Rockdale County hotline at 770-278-7002.