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No reports of ice on Hall County roads but officials urge caution
01072018 ICE

There are no reports of ice on the roads this morning as of just before 8:30 a.m., according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Officials do urge drivers to be cautious.



Previous story: Some schools and state offices will be delayed Feb. 16 due to the potential of icy roads. 

Hall County Schools and Gainesville Schools announced they will delay by two hours.

Black ice is likely late Feb. 15 and through the morning of Feb. 16 across North Georgia, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain will be moving through the area, followed by cold air. With the temperature dropping quickly and humidity remaining high, there won’t be time for roads and bridges to dry and they may then freeze overnight resulting in black ice.

“Areas along and north and west of the Interstate 85 corridor have the greatest risk of black ice

forming,” according to the weather service’s special weather statement.

Rain could change to light freezing rain, sleet or snow in the North Georgia mountains, but any accumulations are expected to be very light.

Crews from the Georgia Department of Transportation were out treating roads with brine in counties north of Hall on Monday, including Lumpkin, White, Dawson, Union and Towns, GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale said.

“Crews will continue scouting and treating overnight into tomorrow for icy conditions," she added.

Delays

  • Gainesville government offices, 2-hour delay
  • Gainesville Schools, 2-hour delay
  • Hall County Schools, 2-hour delay
  • Habersham County Schools, 3-hour delay
  • Lakeview Academy, 2-hour delay
  • Lanier Technical College, delayed until 10 a.m.
  • Lumpkin County Schools, 3-hour delay
  • Riverside Military Academy, 2-hour delay
  • State offices, 2-hour delay
  • University of North Georgia, delayed until 11 a.m., with staff reporting at 10 a.m.
  • District 2 Public Health, 2-hour delay


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