Snow days: Decatur, Atlanta, DeKalb and Fulton public schools will close Thursday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 25, 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. 

City Schools of Decatur, Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County and DeKalb County Schools will close on Thursday, Feb. 26 due to the winter weather.

Decatur is requiring some employees to come to work if they can.

“City Schools of Decatur will be closed Thursday, February 26, for the safety of our students and staff due to potential icy conditions,” the school system said in its announcement. “All employees who work 225 days or more should report at 11 am if conditions are safe for travel.”

DeKalb County Schools has cancelled school and most of its extracurricular activities.

“There will be no after school or extracurricular school activities, except for state basketball playoff games which will be played according to schedule, if conditions allow,” the school system said. “Twelve-month employees are to report to work at 11 am, if weather conditions allow.”

APS and Fulton County Schools also are requiring some employees to report to work if they are able.

“Annual duty employees should report to work at 11 am if road conditions allow for safe travel,” the APS announcement says.

“All 235 and 220 day employees should report to work at 11 am or when conditions are safe for travel,” Fulton County Schools said in its announcement.

The second day of closings isn’t much of a surprise considering the revised forecast from the National Weather Service showed snow falling later into Wednesday evening.

As of 7:40 pm, NWS says that there will be “occasional snow” before 1 am with a possible nighttime accumulation of 2 to 4 inches.

The snow should be on its way out of town by Thursday morning, however.

NWS says to expect, “Patchy fog between 8 am and 9 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.”

In response to the revised forecast, some government offices delayed opening tomorrow.

For a list of delays, closings and revised schedules, click here.

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  • Bill Jones

    Interesting that we have to see a scene from last year in order to see what actual snowfall looks like in Decatur. This year, we got rain and above-freezing temperatures but closed schools for two days nonetheless.

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