With a warning issued about icy roads as temperatures drop well below freezing into Tuesday, the Hamilton County Schools and other schools delayed school start times.
Hamilton County Schools will open on a two-hour delay again on Tuesday due to a possibility of black ice on the roads in the morning. Rain during the day could freeze overnight as temperatures drop. Buses will run two hours later than normal in the morning and schools will begin two hours later. School-age child care will open at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
District personnel will continue to monitor weather and road conditions overnight with the assistance of Emergency Management and emergency personnel in the community. An update will be provided by 6:30 a.m. if conditions change and cause the district to possibly close schools tomorrow (Tuesday).
All campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Tuesday due to potential dangerous road conditions.
Here is a Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service:
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 10AM EST TUE ...PATCHY BLACK ICE POSSIBLE TONIGHT... PATCHY BLACK ICE WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT AS TEMPERATURES DROP BELOW FREEZING. ANY REMAINING MOISTURE WILL FREEZE RESULTING IN A CLEAR SHEET OF ICE ON ROADS THAT CANNOT BE EASILY SEEN. BE CAUTIOUS, SLOW DOWN, AND ALLOW ADDITIONAL TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION IF TRAVELING TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.
Due to the possibility of slick roads and possible black ice developing overnight on roadways, all City of Dalton offices will be delaying opening until 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
The Georgia Department of Labor will delay on Tuesday the opening of a number of its facilities in the northern half of the state due to concerns about icy conditions from the lingering winter storm.
The delay impacts 19 separate facilities from career centers to the downtown Atlanta headquarters. All affected facilities will begin operations at 10 a.m.
Acting on the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, Governor Nathan Deal also issued an order delaying the opening of various other state offices. The National Weather Service has warned that counties basically north of I-20 may have black ice on roads as temperatures drop below freezing overnight.
The GDOL facilities impacted are as follows:
- GDOL Central Office Complex, Atlanta
- Atlanta Career Center
- Athens Career Center
- Blue Ridge Career Center
- Carrollton Career Center
- Cartersville Career Center
- Clayton Career Center
- Cobb Career Center
- Covington Career Center
- Dalton Career Center
- DeKalb Career Center
- Gainesville Career Center
- Griffin Career Center
- Gwinnett Career Center
- Habersham Career Center
- LaGrange Career Center
- Layfayette Career Center
- Rome Career Center
- Toccoa Career Center
Whitfield County non-emergency offices will open at 10 a.m. Transit buses will not run all day.
Please check the Weather line 706-876-1660 or the County Website for more information.
This delay does not affect the operation hours of the following departments:
Sheriff’s Office & Correctional Center
Walker County Government offices, including the Walker County Health Department and Walker County Landfill will open to the public on a 2-hour delay on Tuesday.
Walker County Transit will be closed all day on Tuesday.
Catoosa County Transit routes will be delayed until 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Transit’s Wal-Mart Route will be cancelled.
The regular meeting of the Catoosa County Development Authority/ Development Authority of Catoosa County scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled.