Due to snow accumulation, ice on roads and bridges, and dropping temperatures, Macon-Bibb County consolidated government will close its offices for the entire day Wednesday, January 17. Offices will also delay opening on Thursday, January 18 until 11:00 a.m. Emergency services will be maintained, and people are encouraged to stay off the roads due to the dangerous conditions.
There will be no trash or recycling collection Wednesday; it will resume Thursday and continue through Saturday. With the missed days this week, people can expect their trash to not be picked up on the usual day or time. The Solid Waste Department encourages people to just leave the cans on the curb until crews have time to come by and pick it up.
Wednesday morning, roads were already beginning to ice over, and Public Works crews were putting salt on bridges, major roads, and intersections. With the temperature (both air and road) continuing to drop and only barely rising above freezing for a short time, the dangerous ice on the roads will remain.
Bibb County School District closed
Based on the most recent briefing from the National Weather Service and Bibb County’s inclusion in the Winter Weather Advisory, the Bibb County School District has decided to cancel school and all District operations for Wednesday, January 17. This decision has been made based on the increasing potential for snow bands and black ice. Dangerously cold wind chills and prolonged subfreezing temperatures also are expected.
The safety of our students and staff is one of our top priorities and we ask that everyone remain safe! Any decisions about Thursday, January 18, will not be made until weather conditions have been assessed Wednesday.
Macon Transit Delays Services
According to Macon-Bibb Transit Authority President and CEO, Craig Ross, the Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority will suspend operations for all fixed route and paratransit services all day on Wednesday, January 17, and delay until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 18.
Said Ross, “We appreciate the public’s cooperation and understanding. The safety of our citizens, drivers and personnel is of utmost importance.”
Warming Center Open
With the cold weather, many people may need a warm and safe place to spend the night. The Salvation Army (1955 Broadway) has its warming center open. The facility is for people who are homeless or whose homes have inadequate heat. Anyone who needs a warm place is welcome. For more information call The Salvation Army at (478) 746-8572.