Here’s the latest on the power outages still plaguing Decatur, from the city…
The City of Decatur experienced over 100 tree issues during the period when Tropical Storm Irma came through on Monday. Beginning yesterday (Tuesday) morning our priorities were to clear major transportation routes of downed trees and to work with Georgia Power to assist them in getting power on for as many residents and businesses as possible.
Today (Wednesday) our priorities are to work with Georgia Power to get power restored in areas where school facilities are located, including Westchester and Clairemont Elementary Schools and College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center.
It is possible that the area in the western part of the City along West Ponce de Leon and East and West Parkwood area will not be addressed any sooner than tomorrow.
We will continue to clear major transportation corridors and then begin moving later today to secondary streets. It is likely that our work on streets will continue through the rest of this week.
We know that power outages are disruptive and cause major problems. Many of our own staff do not have power at their homes in the City so we have first-hand experience with the challenges and frustrations felt by residents and businesses. While patience is running thin, please know that we are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible.
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