“DeKalb County is sure to get heavy sleet, freezing rain, and snow," said May. "We expect many of our county roads will be impassable due to ice, traffic gridlock, downed trees and possible power outages, caused by the sudden and severe winter weather. If at all possible, I am urging everyone to stay off the roads until conditions improve. DeKalb Public Safety and public works employees will continue to work around the clock until the inclement weather subsides.”
County administrative offices, including parks and recreation facilities, senior centers, water billing offices, recorders court and other administrative divisions will be closed Wednesday.
The state of emergency declaration opens up resources necessary for government response. It also activates the county operations plan, which assigns specific responsibilities to certain agencies.
County residents are urged to use extreme caution and check their local news for updates regarding severe weather. Tips for getting through cold weather safely and a listing for non-emergency numbers for various county departments are available at www.dekalbcountyga.gov.