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Many area schools remain closed: updated closings, cancellations
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Linemen Clint Capes, left, and Sam Albright work on a newly installed power pole in South Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. - photo by Nick Bowman

Here are the latest closings and cancellations resulting from Tropical Storm Irma:


Hall County Schools to remain closed Friday; staff should report at 8 a.m. if able; "School From Home" lessons continue for students

Gainesville City Schools to remain closed Friday; 12-month staff should report

Lumpkin County Schools closed Friday to students; 12-month staff should report. Showers, charging stations, and hot food provided at Lumpkin County High from 3-6 p.m. Thursday

Habersham County Schools, closed through the end of the week; varsity football game versus Stephens County rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday


Laurel Park and River Forks Park closed Thursday

Businesses, events

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier closed Thursday and Friday

North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland, closed Friday, open for limited hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; cash and checks only accepted at ticket booth; credit card purchases available only on website

Northeast Georgia History Center forum canceled

Healthy Aging Expo rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 20

Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Small Business Resource Fair rescheduled for 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21

WomenSource Power of the Purse Fundraiser & Fashion Show, rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 26

South Hall Republican Club meeting rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Flowery Branch Depot

Severe weather contact info

School systems
Banks County, 706-677-2224 
Buford, 770-945-5035 
Commerce, 706-335-5500
Dawson County, 706-265-3246
Forsyth County, 770-887-2461
Gainesville, 770-536-5275
Habersham County, 706-754-2118
Hall County, 770-534-1080
Jackson County, 706-367 5151
Jefferson, 706-367 2880
Lumpkin County, 706-864-3611
Rabun County, 706-746-5376
Towns County, 706-896-2279
Union County, 706-745-2322
White County, 706-865-2315

Colleges and universities
Brenau University, 770-534-6299
Lanier Technical College, 770-531-6300
Piedmont College, 706-778-3000
Truett-McConnell College, 706-865-2134
University of North Georgia (all campuses), 706-864-1400
North Georgia Technical College, 706-754-7700 (Clarkesville), 706-439-6300 (Blairsville)

Law enforcement/fire
For emergencies, dial 911; for nonemergencies, call the following:
Hall County, 770-536-8812
Gainesville, police, 770-534-5252; fire, 707-534-3612

Power companies
Georgia Power, 888-660-5890, 706-864-3614 
Jackson EMC, in Gainesville, 770-536-2415; in Jefferson, 706-367-5281
Sawnee EMC, 770-887-2363
Amicalola EMC, 706-253-5200
Habersham EMC, 800-640-6812


AT&T: repair calls, 877-737-2478; customer service,. 800-288-2020; online

Windstream, Blairsville, 706-745-6911, Cleveland, 706-865-2442; Commerce, 706-335-6640; Cornelia, 706-778-2500; Dahlonega, 706-867-3333; Dawsonville 706-216-2222; Hiawassee, 706-896-2500

Cable TV
Charter Communications, 770-438-2427, 800-955-7766
Comcast, 404-266-2278

Roads, highways
Georgia DOT, 511 for updated road conditions

Regional events