Friday's Closings and Delays Due To Winter Weather

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January 17, 2018

It wasn't as bad as it was last time, BUT we did get some winter weather in the Atlanta area.

Some snow, a dusting in some places and up to 2 inches in others, in many areas of north Atlanta.

Gov. Nathan Deal tonight issued a state of emergency due to winter weather for 83 counties, spanning much of central and north Georgia. This line extends from Columbus to Macon to Augusta and northward. State government will be closed again tomorrow (Thursday) in the impacted areas for non-essential personnel. 

“Following the latest update from the National Weather Service, and acting upon the recommendation from the state’s Emergency Operations Command, I’ve issued an executive order closing state government for non-essential personnel tomorrow (Wednesday and Thursday),” said Deal. “The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will continue treating our roads and interstates. To ensure people’s safety and to allow GDOT to do its job, I urge people to remain home and off the roads. We will continue monitoring the weather and will provide updates as necessary.”

There IS another snow system moving across the country, but it looks like the South might be spared next time:

Here are the closings for Friday:

Bartow County Schools
Closed - Last Updated: 01/18/2018 04:10pm

Clayton County Schools
Closed Friday - Last Updated: 01/18/2018 03:32pm

Haralson County Schools
Closed Friday - Last Updated: 01/18/2018 03:32pm

Troup County Schools
Closed Friday - Last Updated: 01/18/2018 02:52pm


Oak Mountain Academy
Closed Friday - Last Updated: 01/18/2018 03:33pm


Bright Minds Childcare - Riverdale
Closed Staff Report at 9am - Last Updated: 01/18/2018 04:03pm​


Those schools are closed on the days noted...

Check out the School Closings page over at Fox 5 Atlanta for constant updates.