DeKalb County

City Schools of Decatur closed, 5 DeKalb schools relocating students while crews repair water main

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Crews are investigating a water main break in DeKalb County Friday morning.

DeKalb County officials said watershed management crews are repairing the broken water main on the 800 block of McLendon Drive.

We have a reporter and photographer at the scene gathering information and will have the latest on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

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City Schools of Decatur posted on their website that all schools and offices will be closed due to safety and sanitation concerns.

“If your child is currently at school, please arrange for pick-up as soon possible,” school officials wrote.

DeKalb County School District officials told Channel 2 Action News that students and staff at several schools have been relocated to other DCSD schools while the break is being repaired.

The following are the DCSD schools that are moving their students:

  • Avondale Elementary
  • DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts
  • DeKalb School of the Arts
  • McClendon Elementary
  • Robert Shaw Elementary

County officials added that Georgia Power crews are assisting on the scene due to a “compromised power pole” near the water main break site.


Residents and businesses in the area may experience little to no water while crews work on repairs.

Officials added that drivers in the McLendon Drive area should also expect delays.

MARTA officials added that restrooms at the following stations will be temporarily closed:

  • East Lake
  • Decatur
  • Avondale
  • Kensington

It is unclear when the main break will be fixed.


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