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Weather conditions impact government, schools

Delayed openings due to icy roads, black ice

By Denise Ray, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dawson County Schools announced that Tuesday, Dec. 11, will be an online learning day due to possible hazardous road conditions. All 12-month employees should report at 10 a.m. if safe to do so.

The National Weather Service issued a warning for icy spots and black spots for Dawson, Hall, Forsyth, White, Lumpkin and Jackson counties when evening temperatures are expected drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s across north and portions of central Georgia.

“The colder temperatures combined with moisture left on surfaces from recent precipitation will lead to slick or icy spots on roads as well as other surfaces such as porches, decks, and sidewalks Tuesday morning,” the warning reads.

Motorists are advised to use caution and allow extra time to reach your destination if traveling late Monday night and Tuesday morning.

There is a 70 percent chance of rain until 1 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to rise to near 50 with sunny skies, diminishing the threat for additional hazards.

Information about online learning days can be found at www.dawsoncountyschools.org and parents are encouraged to download the OneDawson app to stay aware of any additional notifications.

The city of Dawsonville will be on a two-hour delayed opening.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced on Monday that the opening of state government would be delayed until 10 a.m.

“Our top priorities are to ensure the safety of Georgians and to allow the Georgia Department of Transportation to keep our roads as safe as possible,” Deal said in a press release. “I encourage those in affected areas to remain off of the roads early tomorrow morning. We will continue monitoring the weather and will provide updates as necessary.”

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