Some schools closed as a blast of winter weather approached north Georgia Friday, bringing the potential for some ice and sleet.
Northeast Georgia appeared to be under the greatest threat of ice-coated roads. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for 10 counties in northeast Georgia, where up to a quarter of an inch of ice was possible. The area included the cities of Cleveland, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville and Blairsville.
Several school systems announced before dawn Friday they would be closed for the day.
Two others – Calhoun City Schools and Chattooga County Schools – are delaying their start today.
Forecasters say we’ll see ice accumulations until early afternoon Friday, though the freezing rain will continue all day in the mountains.