(PHOTOS) – Snow day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 23, 2016

This story has been updated. 

Readers can send us snow photos at editor@decaturish.com and we’ll post them here.

Deborah Lucas took this photo of her daughter Aubrey Beverly walking the family dog Peanut.

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Mark Hunter posted this photo on Facebook (which we are reusing with this permission). He writes, “Update on the (Oakhurst) village. A very large tree fell on the power lines in front of McGowan’s about 45 minutes ago. West Hill is blocked. Crews are on site as of about 10:00 and are currently in the tree cutting it down. But it’s bound to take a while. Power poles on both sides were damaged, so the utilities crews will have to get at them once the tree is removed and the area made safe.”

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Hunter sent over an update:

Photo as of 10:51 showing not much change. Main branches off, but still on the lines.

Photo as of 10:51 showing not much change. Main branches off, but still on the lines.

From Larry Holland:

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Associate Editor Dena Mellick sent us these. She said, “The same house on Lockwood Terrace in Decatur Heights that had a tree come down in November had a tree come down today on top of a car. This was our November photo from this story. The homeowner had a professional out giving estimates on removing the fallen tree and the one still standing. She was concerned the roots may have been compromised and could fall on her neighbor’s house. She said in a neighborhood post that two arborists had previously said the tree was healthy and didn’t have to be taken down.”

The Decatur Heights homeowner (left) along with a professional offering an estimate look at her car trapped underneath the large tree. Photo by Dena Mellick

The Decatur Heights homeowner (left) along with a professional offering an estimate look at her car trapped underneath the large tree. Photo by Dena Mellick

The large tree that came down blocks the driveway and came down on top of a car. Photo by Dena Mellick

The large tree that came down blocks the driveway and came down on top of a car. Photo by Dena Mellick

Snow and wind may have brought down this tree on a car in Decatur Heights. Photo by Dena Mellick

Snow and wind may have brought down this tree on a car in Decatur Heights. Photo by Dena Mellick

 The homeowner was concerned the downed tree may have compromised the root system of the tree that is still standing. Photo by Dena Mellick

The homeowner was concerned the downed tree may have compromised the root system of the tree that is still standing. Photo by Dena Mellick

James Frank Battey says, “Bodhi is available to rescue anyone near Westchester Elementary. Sorry, no brandy keg.”

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Tory Heller says, “My husband and I moved from Chicago to Decatur 8 months ago.  Our first Georgia snowman.”

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In business news, Melton’s App and Tap is reporting it will be open for normal hours today. Got news about business openings and closings? Email us: editor@decaturish.com, or post in the comments section.

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