Fri., January 25, 2013 6:00am (EST)

Schools Close For Icy Weather
By Joshua Stewart
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Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
Dozens of school districts in north Georgia are cancelling classes today in anticipation of freezing rain and icy conditions. Two others are delaying their start. (Photo Courtesy of Thomas Bresson via Flickr.)
Dozens of school districts in north Georgia are cancelling classes today in anticipation of freezing rain and icy conditions. Two others are delaying their start. (Photo Courtesy of Thomas Bresson via Flickr.)
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.


School Closings:
  • Banks
  • Bartow
  • Catoosa
  • Cherokee
  • Dade
  • Dalton City
  • Dawson
  • Fannin
  • Forsyth
  • Franklin
  • Gainesville City
  • Gilmer
  • Gordon
  • Habersham
  • Hall
  • Hart
  • Lumpkin
  • Murray
  • Pickens
  • Rabun
  • Stephens
  • Towns
  • Union
  • Walker
  • White
  • Whitfield
Delayed Start:
  • Calhoun City Schools will delay two hours.
  • Chattooga Scholls will delay three hours.

Contributors: Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.