(UPDATE) Snow closings: Decatur, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Atlanta schools closed Wednesday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 24, 2015
Commerce Boulevard in Decatur on Jan. 28, 2014. File Photo by: Dan Whisenhunt

Commerce Boulevard in Decatur on Jan. 28, 2014. File Photo by: Dan Whisenhunt

This story has been updated. 

The National Weather Service predicts snow tomorrow. Local governments and school systems on Tuesday evening began making announcements about weather-related closings.

Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for tomorrow, beginning at 2 pm.

City Schools of Decatur will be closed tomorrow, as will Fulton County, DeKalb County and Atlanta Public Schools.

NWS says rain and snow are likely before 3 pm Wednesday, Feb. 25, followed by an hour of rain and then more rain and snow. The high will be 38. NWS says snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible.

The city of Atlanta is closing its government offices tomorrow.

“All essential and emergency personnel should report to work at their scheduled time on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015,” the city said in a press release. “All non-essential employees should report at normal business hours on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.”

DeKalb County closed its government offices as well.

Georgia Tech has announced it will close tomorrow. There’s been no word from Emory University or Agnes Scott College about its plans for Wednesday.

Check Decaturish.com for updates on weather-related school and government closings.

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  • To clarify, the quote you’re referring to appeared in an earlier version of this story. It was removed when I updated the story to reflect the latest information about school closings.

  • Chris

    I just got the robocall. City of Decatur Schools will be closed Wednesday.

  • slip

    while safety should be the main point of concern for these decisions the impact on family and working parents need to be greatly considering when waiting till last minute to make these decisions, I personally am very flexible but I have neighbors that struggle greatly with these last minute decisions, adjustments and plans have to be made well in advance for many when school is closed. many many companies are not considerate of working parents and these people can suffer greatly. this also leads to unsafe conditions when children are left at home that should not be because not enough time is given for these parents to make arrangements.

    • Linda

      So you’ d rather the kids be unsafe? I surely think you’re job would understand!

  • janos

    Schools also closed Thursday as well, even though it will be above freezing temperatures by 9am. They should just open at 10am. It seems that because of what happened last year due to lack of leadership in government, now they go to extreme levels. Today I saw city trucks driving around with 10 foot snow plows attached, really? pre-salting roads, yes, snow plows, no.

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