• Major districts close school as freezing rain moves into NW Georgia

    By: Severe Weather Team 2


    ATLANTA - Freezing rain is falling in parts of Georgia, approaching metro Atlanta during the morning commute. 

    Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking the timing of when you can expect wintry weather, on Channel 2 Action News.

    What was supposed to be a day for major districts to go Back 2 School after winter break has turned into a day off due to the possible winter weather.

    The following schools announced they will be closed Monday:

    • Atlanta Public Schools
    • Bartow County
    • Calhoun City
    • Carroll County
    • Cartersville City
    • Cherokee County
    • Clayton County
    • Cobb County
    • Coweta County 
    • DeKalb County 
    • Fayette County
    • Forsyth County
    • Fulton County
    • Gordon County
    • Gwinnett County
    • Hall County,
    • Paulding County
    • Rockdale County
    • Troup County


    [FULL LIST: School, business closings]

    A Winter Weather Advisory went into effect for northwest Georgia at 1 a.m. Monday. Metro Atlanta is under the advisory until 12 p.m. and ends in northeast Georgia at 1 p.m., since the area should be the last area to warm about freezing.

    “We’ve got a good chance of freezing rain, some freezing drizzle, and some mist as well,” Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

    Monahan advised drivers on Channel 2 Action News This Morning to watch for slippery roads throughout the morning, especially on bridges on overpasses. 

    Georgia’s Department of Transportation sent trucks to lay brine throughout the metro area Sunday ahead of freezing temperatures.

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    Monahan reported multiple crashes in Catoosa and Whitfield counties on I-75 in northwest Georgia due to icy conditions. 

    We have a team of reporters and photographers fanned throughout the metro and north Georgia areas for live reports on Channel 2 Action News.



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