Mayor Auman's Statement on Winter Weather

TUCKER, Ga. (January 6, 2017) – “Understanding there was a chance for winter weather, we began communicating with leadership at G-DOT and DeKalb County earlier in the week. We were briefed on their plans to proactively treat roads and overpasses around Tucker so as to minimize the duration of this weather event.

“Still, the latest projections show a significant amount of snow falling tonight and tomorrow and the governor’s office has declared a state of emergency for the entire area. With that in mind, and after talking with our DeKalb County Police liaison, I want to encourage all Tucker residents to get home as early as you can today and plan to stay off the roads as much as possible this weekend. We’ve seen in recent winter weather events around Metro Atlanta that tow trucks and first responders are stretched thin and getting stuck on the roads can put your personal safety in jeopardy.

“For the safety of our city staff, I have directed that City Hall close early today at 3 o’clock. Our staff members will be working remotely this weekend around the clock with G-DOT and DeKalb County to get you the latest updates, and to ensure that everything is being done to treat and clear our roads as quickly as possible. For updates, I invite you to check our city websiteFacebook page and follow us on Twitter.”

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