Albany Utilities Update - October 13, 2018, 9:30 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Albany, GA (October 12, 2018) - The Albany Transit System operation is not in full service because of unsafe roadways. Staff is completing a route assessment to determine the roadway conditions. However, Para Transit is providing transportation for medical and dialysis needs. For more storm related information, please contact the Emergency Operation Center at 229.483.6226 or 229.483.6227.
Dougherty County School System Update - After conferring with Emergency Management Officials, based on current power and infrastructure concerns, all schools will remain closed to students for the week of October 15-19, 2018. We will provide more information on a possible restart for the following week at a later date.
Employees assigned to the Central Administration Building downtown, Facilities, Maintenance and Custodial employees are to report on Monday at normal times. If there are issues or concerns that may prevent employees from reporting to work, please contact your supervisor.
The Professional Learning classes scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2018 have been cancelled. Open Enrollment for staff that was scheduled to begin on Monday, October 15, 2018 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
If at all possible, continue to stay off roadways to allow for utility workers to do their work.
Transit System Alert - Due to power outages and unsafe road conditions, Albany Transit will not be operating today.
Community Advisory - October 11, 2018
· Stay off the ROAD; rubber necking is dangerous and detrimental to power restoration and road
· Treat all intersections without power as a four way stop
· Stay away from downed electrical lines
· Report any smells of gas to 229-883-8330 option 1
· Please make every efforts to conserve water (Boil Water Notice)
· Precautionary boil water notice - it may become mandatory later today
· Limit calls to Energy Control
· Don't dump debris on lines
· Check your home to determine if the weather head is damaged
· “Like” The City of Albany Facebook page and get information from albanyga.gov/storm
Storm Volunteer Efforts - If there are individuals or groups that would like to volunteer to assist with storm efforts, they may do so via COAD(community organizations active in disaster).
Interested citizens may:
Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Alert - The main terminal and airfield will close today at 2:00 p.m. and open tomorrow morning after an airfield assessment. Delta has canceled the remaining flights until 12:00 p.m. tomorrow.
Public Works Alert - Public Works Department will provide sandbags until 2:00 p.m. today for residents. Limit of 10 bags per resident.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Albany, GA (October 10, 2018)- If you smell an odor of natural gas or have any other gas related emergency, leave the area immediately, move to a safe location, and only when safe, call Albany Utilities at 229.883.8330 and select option #1. To ensure the phone line remains available for emergency responses, please use only for gas emergencies. For all other outages or storm related issues, call Albany Utilities at 229.883.8330 and select option #2.
| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Albany, GA (October 10, 2018) - The Albany Transit System services will shut down at 12:45 p.m. today. For more storm related information, please contact the Emergency Operation Center at 229.483.6226 or 229.483.6227.