While Georgia isn’t expecting snow from a storm system that has dumped several inches of snow elsewhere in the South, the rain the state has gotten is expected to freeze overnight causing black ice on the roads.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is delaying the opening of state government Tuesday in preparation of ice on Georgia’s roadways and he is urging school systems throughout the state to keep an eye on the roads as well.
“In consultation with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, my office is postponing the opening of all state offices for two hours on Tuesday, February 16th due to potential inclement weather,” Kemp said. “I encourage all school systems to monitor the situation closely and make decisions on any potential closures in coordination with their local emergency management officials.”
The storm system is also expected to bring thunderstorms and possible tornadoes to southern and coastal Georgia.