TUCKER, Ga. (January 28, 2019) – With winter weather forecast for much of the Metro Atlanta area, the City of Tucker’s government facilities will be closed on Tuesday. Employees will be working from home, as they are able, to ensure that City business continues regardless of the weather.
“The decision to close down our City Hall, City Hall Annex and Tucker Recreation Center is not one that is made lightly,” said Tucker Mayor Frank Auman. “Our residents and business owners should be aware that, although our buildings are closed, our staff is working through the storm and ready to assist remotely.”
The City will have representatives standing by to take phone calls throughout the winter weather event at (678) 597-9040. Tucker’s Citizen Responder is also available to help with the reporting of downed trees or power lines. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All classes and programs scheduled for Tuesday at Tucker Recreation Center will be cancelled, as will the Center’s after-school program. DeKalb County Schools will be closed Tuesday, as well.
Additionally, the City’s Downtown Master Plan Visioning Workshop, originally scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m., will be postponed. A new date and time will be announced later this week.
“Our staff has been coordinating with the DeKalb Emergency Operations Center and the National Weather Service to prepare for this event,” said City Manager Tami Hanlin. “We will continue to work with these partners to ensure that Tucker’s residents get through this event with as little inconvenience as possible.”
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service are forecasting light snowfall in the Tucker area for Tuesday, with the probability of that precipitation turning to ice on the roads. Once the precipitation starts, temperatures are not forecast to rise above the freezing mark until midday Wednesday. Drivers should use extreme caution while on the road and, if possible, try to stay home until road conditions improve.Georgia Power customers can report outages directly to the utility online or by phone at 1-888-891-0938. Track outages in your neighborhood on the Georgia Power Outage Map. For weather updates, visit the National Weather Service website. Realtime updates about outages and closures in the City of Tucker will be available on the City website and the City Facebook page.