Weather Forces Late Opening at City Hall, Council Meeting Unaffected

TUCKER, Ga. (January 7, 2018) – Due to the threat of winter weather, Tucker’s City Hall will have a delayed opening on Monday. The City Council reception and City Council meeting scheduled for 6 and 7 p.m. respectively, will go on as scheduled.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service expect a small amount (.03”) of frozen precipitation to begin falling around 5 a.m. With the recent cold snap, they say that little bit of frozen rain will turn to ice once it hits the road. The weather event should be short-lived, as temperatures are forecast to rise into the 40s by Monday afternoon.

“It’s out of an abundance of caution that we are delaying the opening of City Hall Monday,” said Mayor Frank Auman. “The safety of our staff is paramount, so we want to keep them off the roads. Additionally, I would encourage all businesses to allow employees to come in late or telework, if possible.”

Officials with the DeKalb County School District announced Sunday night that schools and offices would be closed Monday for the weather. Because roads are supposed to be drivable by the afternoon, the City of Tucker will go ahead with plans for a reception for the new City Council beginning at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Annex. A City Council meeting will follow at 7 o’clock.

A decision on exactly when City Hall will open won’t be made until City staff has assessed road conditions. An announcement will happen no later than 10 a.m.

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