Georgia Winter Weather Watch: Closures due to black ice on roads

Bad weather conditions on the road

With black ice being expected across Georgia, governments and school systems throughout Georgia are announcing closings.

Here’s what we know so far.

Georgia Government

The state of Georgia is opening state government late tomorrow. State government offices will open two hours late.

Fulton County

Due to predicted winter weather, Fulton County facilities open to the public will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16.

Fulton County Board of Health administrative offices, health centers, clinics, and the COVID-19 Hotline will open at 10 am. Additionally, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations sites will open at 11 a.m.

Those with appointments before 11 a.m. should arrive any time after 11 a.m. to receive services.

Fulton County Schools

Fulton County Schools is switching to universal remote learning Tuesday due to potentially unsafe road conditions. Instruction begins at regularly scheduled time. Instructional staff to work remotely. Non-instructional school staff and administrative employees on 2-hour delay.

DeKalb County Schools

Due to inclement weather and the potential for black ice and unsafe road conditions, all DeKalb County School District schools and administrative offices will be closed. Remote learning will resume on Tuesday, February 16.

Dade County

Dade County Schools will be closed tomorrow and the Dade County Department of Health will be on a two hour delay tomorrow (2-16-2021) opening at 10:00 a.m.

Cobb County

Cobb County government offices will delay opening until 10 a.m.
The Board of Commissioners Zoning Hearing to start at 10:30 a.m.
MUST shelters open at 8 p.m. tonight.
The Jim R. Miller vaccination site will close Tuesday.

Norcross

Norcross will not run residential or commercial garbage collection and recycling tomorrow, but will push the services one day behind to catch up.

Hall County

Due to the potential for inclement weather in the area, Hall County Government facilities, including the government center, community centers, landfill, compactor sites, animal shelter and libraries, will delay opening until 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.

The Hall County Courthouse will open at 10 a.m. as well; however, State and Superior Court hearings scheduled to be heard virtually (via Zoom) will proceed without delay. 

“Motorists are advised to use extreme caution on the roadways as the potential for black ice remains a threat for our area,” Hall County Administrator Jock Connell said. “Public safety personnel and road maintenance crews will continue to respond to Hall County roadways as warranted to ensure the safety of our citizens.”

Anyone wishing to report ice on the roadway or other non-emergency issues is asked to contact Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech will delay campus opening on Tuesday, February 16, until 10 a.m.

Georgia State University

All in person classes beginning before 10 a.m. are cancelled. All remote activities, including virtual classes before 10 a.m., will continue as scheduled.

City of South Fulton

The opening of City of South Fulton offices will be delayed until 10 a.m.
Public Works crews will utilize salt trucks to pre-treat bridges and spots where ice is likely.

Greene County Schools

All Greene County High School students will participate in distance learning today due to a water main break that has caused flooding in the GCHS building.

East Point

City of East Point will delay the opening of its facilities to 10 a.m.

Roswell

City of Roswell’s offices and facilities will be closed Tuesday. For info about specific services (ex. sanitation, Rec & Parks’ programs), visit RoswellGov.com/Weather.

Morehouse College

Morehouse College will delay all campus activities on 2/16 until 10 a.m. All classes will be held virtually at regularly scheduled times — including all classes originally scheduled to take place in-person.

The Georgia Sun will update this list as more closings and delays are announced.

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