Power outage in downtown Decatur causes evacuation of DeKalb County Courthouse

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DECATUR — An area-wide power outage caused the evacuation of the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur, sheriff’s officials say.

The outage, impacting downtown Decatur, began at about 2 p.m. today and is impacting the neighborhood.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office evacuated the DeKalb Courthouse complex without incident. The evacuation of the courthouse is part of county protocol.  

All courts were closed and judges were escorted from the facility. 

Inmates who were there for hearings have been returned to the DeKalb County Jail. 

According to the county facilities management, Georgia Power is estimating restoration at around 3:45 p.m.

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