Decatur Related Closing/Opening Announcements

From the City of Decatur’s Casie Yoder…

All city buildings are currently open and will close by 5 p.m. today, including City Hall and the Decatur Recreation Center. All evening activities and classes at the Decatur Recreation Center are CANCELLED for tonight.

Georgia DOT asks motorists to limit driving to emergencies or essential travel only. Be aware of black ice. If you do decide to leave your house, especially once temperatures drop below freezing after dark, there is likely to be ice on the roads and sidewalks.

City Schools of Decatur are closed today. CSD will post its decision regarding school tomorrow on its website.

As of this posting tomorrowThursday, Feb. 26:

  • All city of Decatur offices and buildings will have a delayed opening of 10 a.m.This includes City Hall, Design Environment & Construction and the Decatur Recreation Center.
  • Thursday trash and recycling pick up is expected to take place as usual
  • Municipal Court will occur as scheduled at 6 p.m.

Important phone numbers

  • If you see hazardous or unsafe conditions in Decatur, or require assistance from police or fire, please call the police non-emergency number: 404-373-6551.
  • Report icy conditions on interstates and state routes to GDOT: 511.
  • Power outages or trees on power lines should be reported directly to Georgia Power1-888-891-0938.

Prevent burst pipes
As the temperatures drop, pipes in your home or business are likely to freeze unless you take necessary precautions. The easiest way to prevent burst pipes is to leave your sink running with a small stream of water (a drip is not enough) before you go to bed.


  • Be neighborly and take a few minutes to check on the seniors in your neighborhood. See if you can bring in their mail or wood or something else they may need, and make sure they have plenty of heat, food and water. Sometimes simply being checked on is greatly appreciated when staying indoors gets to be lonely. If you have a neighbor who needs help please call the police non-emergency number at 404-373-6551.
  • Bring all pets inside.
  • Register for Smart911 now at You can opt-in for severe weather and other notifications as well as create or update your Smart911 profile with any special medical concerns (such as a household member who uses medical equipment that requires electricity).
  • Charge all cell phones and put fresh batteries in emergency radios. When contacting loved ones, a text message is more likely to get through than a phone call.
  • Download the FEMA smartphone appfor additional tips and emergency information.

8 thoughts on “Decatur Related Closing/Opening Announcements”

  1. The kids know what it means when every phone in the house starts ringing at the same time…. NO SCHOOL! Cheers all around the house.

    1. Where is the school getting its info? Every forecast I see shows a low of 33. Perhaps someone in administration should ask one of the science teachers about the freezing point of water. I can understand a delayed opening, but cancelling school tomorrow at this point is ridiculous. Delay the opening and re-evaluate in the morning. IF the roads are hazardous and will remain so til mid morning or later, then close the schools.

      Oops, that wasn’t meant to be a reply to Hola.

  2. If you commute via MARTA, please be aware of weather related schedule changes.

    MARTA Buses to Operate on Saturday Schedule Starting at 6 p.m.

    Customers using rail must be in station by 1 a.m.

    Based on current and anticipated weather conditions, MARTA will make the following changes to its bus, rail and Mobility service.

    Beginning at 6 p.m. till 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, bus service routes will be based on a Saturday schedule, weather conditions permitting. Customers whose bus routes do not normally run on Saturday should adjust their travel plans to ensure they arrive at their destinations safely. In addition, customers can go online to, click on their bus route, choose the Saturday schedule and plan their trips accordingly.
    The specific routes that do not operate on Saturdays are:
    · Route 24 – East Lake/Hosea Williams Drive
    · Route 143 – Windward Park & Ride
    · Route 221 – Stone Mountain/Central Drive Limited–(this route is covered by Route 121)

    If conditions worsen after 11 p.m., MARTA plans to only run lifeline routes to hospitals, medical facilities and dialysis treatment centers for the following:
    · Route 6 – Emory
    · Route 19 – Clairmont Road
    · Route 21 – Memorial Drive
    · Route 78 – Cleveland Avenue
    · Route 99 – Boulevard/Monroe Drive
    · Route 110 – Peachtree Street
    · Route 111 – Snapfinger Woods Drive/Stonecrest
    · Route 123 – North DeKalb Mall/Belvedere
    · Route 148 – Medical Center/Riveredge Parkway
    · Route 155 – Windsor Street/Lakewood Avenue
    · Route 185 – Alpharetta/Holcomb Bridge Road

    RAIL: MARTA rail service will continue to operate on a regular schedule; however, all customers requiring rail service must be in any station by 1 a.m.

    MOBILITY: Para-transit service will terminate at 11 p.m. Customers should call 404.848.5000 and check www (dot) itsmarta (dot) com for additional service information about their trips.

    In addition to checking 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 @MARTAAlerts on Twitter.

    MARTA asks customers to dress warmly in the event of unexpected delays, and to exercise patience. For additional information, please call Customer Service at 404.848.5000 from
    7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays.

  3. Just a MARTA update …

    Given the road conditions this morning, MARTA is back to running a normal weekday schedule.

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