Snow update: CSD dismissing early, DeKalb, APS cancel after-school activities

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 5, 2017

This story has been updated.

City Schools of Decatur has announced it is dismissing an hour early on Friday, Jan. 6, in anticipation of severe winter weather.

“Due to forecasts of inclement weather, City Schools of Decatur will begin dismissal one hour early on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017,” the announcement from CSD says. “College Heights ECLC and the Frasier Center will close at 3:00 pm on Friday, Jan. 6. ALL after school programs are canceled for Friday, Jan. 6, including, Animal Crackers, Whiz Kids and Project R.E.A.L. Extracurricular and athletic activities are canceled for Friday, Jan. 6, Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8. District administration will continue to work with state and local officials to monitor the weather and provide updates if forecasts change.”

DeKalb County Schools cancelled all after-school activities on Friday and over the weekend and will dismiss two hours early.

“In response to anticipated inclement weather conditions and after conferring with local school districts in metro Atlanta, Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green has canceled all Friday, January 6, evening and weekend school activities for the DeKalb County School District,” the announcement from DeKalb County Schools says. “This includes all athletic activities. Friday afternoon care programs should proceed as scheduled.”

Atlanta Public Schools plans to dismiss two hours early on Friday. After school activities on Friday and Saturday are also cancelled.

The National Weather Service says there’s a chance of rain and snow between 9 a.m. and noon and after 8 p.m. on Friday. There’s a 30 percent chance of snow before noon on Saturday. There’s also a winter storm watch in effect starting Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon, with accumulations of two to four inches possible.

The city of Decatur has cancelled all activities at its recreation center. Fire Station No. 1, located at 230 E. Trinity Place, will be a warming station during this weather event. All city buildings will open at their normal times and close at 5 p.m.

DeKalb County has announced all of its offices, libraries and recreation centers will close at 1 p.m. All Friday afternoon and Saturday events and programs are cancelled, the county says. Senior Centers will close at noon.

“Friday residential sanitation service is planned to run as normal, while single stream recycling and yard debris pickup will stop at 1 p.m.,” a press release from the county says.

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