Bitter Cold And Icy Roads To Continue Through Thursday Morning In Chattanooga; Some Flights Cancelled; Hamilton County Schools Closed

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bitter cold temperatures will continue for Chattanooga, the National Weather Service has warned,

The NWS also is advising motorists to watch for patchy icy roads.

Hamilton County Schools will be closed on Thursday "due to areas of the county with too much ice still on the roads for buses to pass safely. 

 

“The roads in many areas of the county have cleared but there are just too many still with icy conditions to get all of our children to school safely in the morning,” said Dr.

Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools.  “System personnel have traveled to problem areas and remote roadways to make sure we have a complete picture of road conditions across the county and it is clear we need to close in the best interest of safety for our children.

 

"Falling temperatures tonight will keep ice on the roadways until well into the late morning or later tomorrow afternoon with highs only reaching just above freezing on Thursday. Hopefully, the forecast will hold true and temperatures will rise above freezing to help us clear roads tomorrow afternoon.”

 

All before and after-school daycare will also be canceled for Thursday.

Central office personnel should report for normal hours.

 

 Chattanooga Airport officials said on Wednesday afternoon, "As inclement weather continues to cause a few delays or cancellations at the Chattanooga Airport, American Airlines flight 5159 originally scheduled to arrive in Chattanooga from Charlotte at 5:17 p.m. and depart for Charlotte 5:42 p.m. has been cancelled. We continue to ask anyone traveling to always check with your air carrier before arriving at the airport for your flight."

All classes, administrative and academic offices and scheduled events at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will resume at their regular hours on Thursday.

Schools closed on Thursday include Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, Bledsoe, Bradley, Catoosa, Walker, Whitfield, Dade, Chickamauga City Schools, Marion County, Meigs County, McMinn County, Polk County, Sequatchie County, Rhea County, Van Buren County, Athens Public Schools and Etowah City Schools. 

Cleveland City Schools will operate on a two hour delay on Thursday. Buses will run on a two hour delay, and a light breakfast will be served at schools.

Boyd Buchanan has a 45-minute delay.

Grace Baptist Academy opens at the regular time of 8 a.m.

Dalton Public Schools will be delayed two hours.

All campuses at Georgia Northwestern Technical College will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Whitfield County Government will be open for normal business hours on ThursdayTransit buses will start running at 10 a.m., drivers will report to work at 8 a.m., and administration will report at their regular scheduled time.

Here is the Special Weather Statement:

UNTIL 9:15AM EST THU ...VERY COLD TEMPERATURES AND PATCHY ICE ON ROADS THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... AN ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL SETTLE ACROSS THE AREA OVERNIGHT WITH TEMPERATURES DROPPING DOWN INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS AREA WIDE. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT IN THE VALLEY OVERNIGHT, BUT STILL COULD SEE WIND CHILLS APPROACHING ADVISORY LEVEL CRITERIA IN THE PLUS 5 TO MINUS 5 DEGREE RANGE. DRESS WARMLY IF YOU MUST GO OUTSIDE AND KEEP A WINTER TRAVEL KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE. IN ADDITION, MOISTURE ON AREA ROADWAYS WILL REFREEZE TONIGHT CREATING BLACK ICE. PLEASE USE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING TONIGHT.


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