Metro Atlanta Schools Announce Closures As Winter Weather Hits

Another snow day looms for metro Atlanta.
Another snow day looms for metro Atlanta.
Credit Mike Stewart / Associated Press
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Snow started falling Tuesday night in the Atlanta area, where many school districts already have announced early dismissal times and cancellations ahead of the wintry weather.

A steady snowfall was coming down on the normally bustling Interstate 75 corridor leading from Atlanta through its northwest suburbs and beyond. About 15 miles northwest of the city, the snow was forcing cars on the interstate to slow considerably amid scattered fender benders.

Atlanta-area schools began announcing closures Tuesday night. They include:

  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Cobb County Schools
  • Fulton County Schools
  • DeKalb County Schools
  • Gwinnett County Schools
  • Henry County Schools
  • Carroll County Schools
  • Coweta County Schools
  • Fayette County Schools
  • Clayton County Schools
  • Cherokee County Schools
  • Marietta City Schools
  • Rome City Schools
  • Douglas County Schools
  • Paulding County Schools
  • Monroe County Schools
  • Atlanta Technical College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Dalton State College
  • Emory University
  • Georgia State University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Gwinnett Technical College
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Spelman College
  • The University of West Georgia

The University of Georgia announced it will delay opening the Athens campus until noon.

Cobb County announced a delay for “normal government operations” until 10 a.m. Wednesday. City of Atlanta has opened another warming center in the face of bitterly cold temperatures.

Ryan Willis, a meteorologist for the National Water Service based in Peachtree City, said the forecast calls for 1 to 1.5 inches of snow to fall in the metropolitan Atlanta area through Wednesday morning, with localized higher amounts.

WSB-TV reports that the Georgia Department of Transportation was treating roads with a salt solution hours before the first snowflake fell.