Here’s the latest update from the City of Decatur…
Today, the City of Decatur started out with 73 out of 110 issues resolved, leaving 37 on the list. By 3:30 p.m., the list was down to 10. With the exception of the Early Childhood Learning Center, which should have power this afternoon, all of the CSD schools have power. Transportation of Westchester Elementary students to Decatur High went great and the students enjoyed the adventure.
All of the large power outages have been resolved. There are spot and smaller scale areas that are still without power. The Oakland/Fairview and Oldfield/McKinnon neighbors are the main smaller areas that are still without power. The city is working with Georgia Power to get those addressed as soon as possible. Lucerne/Geneva has a tree and pole down, but the wires never lost power. In order to repair the pole and remove the tree, the power will have to be shut off for some period of time. Regretfully this will have to be done in order to get the repair completed.
Grounds crews are working to get to the larger piles of debris left during the power restoration process and will continue to get to those through the end of the week. We are targeting the Safe Routes to School and School Crossings.
Tomorrow (Friday) we will provide specific information on collecting yard debris and sanitation collection. We expect that debris collection will take several weeks, if not much longer.