Posted 2/17/2022 at 2:30 pm
Due to the winter storm today, City offices in the Civic Center will be closing to the public this afternoon. Our City staff is still available this afternoon via telephone or email. Check the City website for future updates.
Additionally, Decatur Public Transit will move our bus services to “snow routes” beginning effectively immediately. This means our fixed bus route services will stay on major roads only, with no direct service through smaller residential side streets. We will return to normal route service as soon as it is safe to do so.
We know that this means some riders will have to walk a further distance to get to a major route, and for this we apologize. The safety of our drivers and riders alike warrant us to take this step for the benefit of all. Based on the expected ice and snow fall, we anticipate some impacts to Transit services through today and potentially tomorrow morning.
In addition to snow routes services, riders should also anticipate some delays, as routes may take longer, depending on the condition of the streets. Please be patient with us and know the City of Decatur and Decatur Public Transit are working as quickly as we can to get our streets cleared and bus service resumed to normal. Please do your part by keeping all parked vehicles off of all roadways until we can get the roads cleared for users.
If you have any questions, Transit Dispatch at (217)424-2800 for most accurate schedule and routes.
The City of Decatur has declared a snow emergency effective at 7:30 am on 2/17/2022
Under the snow emergency regulations:
The parking, leaving or standing of any vehicle is prohibited on designated Emergency Snow Routes. the snow emergency routes are identified by red and white signs. The sign reads: “Emergency Snow Route, No Parking after 2″ snowfall, Tow away zone“.
All vehicles now parked on the snow emergency routes must be removed within six (6) hours of the designated time of this declaration, regardless of normal parking regulations on these streets. Violators of snow emergency regulations are subject to fines and towing.
Emergency Snow Routes Alert issued by the City of Decatur on 2/17/2022 at 7:00 am
An alert gives all drivers advance notice that predicted weather conditions could necessitate the declaration of a snow emergency in the near future.
A Declaration of Winter No-Parking Condition has been issued by the City of Decatur. The declaration is effective on 2/17/2022 at 7:30 am.
Under the winter no-parking regulations:
The parking, leaving or standing of any vehicle is prohibited on designated Winter No-parking streest. The winter no-parking streets are identified by red and white signs. The sign reads: “Winter No-Parking, when snow or ice is on street, Tow Away Zone“.
All vehicles now parked on the winter no-parking streets must be removed within six (6) hours of the designated time of this declaration, regardless of normal parking regulations on these streets. Violators of winter no-parking regulations are subject to fines and towing.
A winter no-parking condition alert has been issued by the City of Decatur. The alert was issued on 2/17/2022 at 7:00 am.
The alert is to give all drivers advance notice that predicted weather conditions could necessitate the declaration of a winter no-parking condition in the near future.