The weather pushed down hard on Northern and Central Georgia on Tuesday Jan. 28th.
The weather has closed schools and left many stranded.
Fannin County has closed schools for Friday January 31th.
All city and county government offices will open at regular time on Thursday.
Governor Deal has declared a state of emergency saying:
“Many parts of our state have experienced heavy sleet and snowfall, and in the metro areas we’re experiencing traffic jams caused primarily by heavy volume after the quick onset of the winter storm,” Deal said. “Unfortunately, traffic is delaying the ability of crews to treat highways all across the state. I know many people are trying desperately to pick up their children or simply to get home, and I hope they can get to safe, warm stopping point soon. Once at your destination, if at all possible, please stay off the roads until conditions improve. State DOT crews will work around the clock to get roads clear; in addition, the National Guard, the Department of Public Safety and GEMA will work to get the state back to normal as quickly as possible.”
FYN will update you with closing and more information as it becomes available.
The highways are being salted but roads are very slick. If you have to get out use extreme caution.
The pictures below show the aftermath the storm left in Fannin.