Some delays, closings as arctic blast arrives

As Gwinnett prepares for the coldest temperatures in years, residents were warned of the possibility of snow, sleet and icy roads.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City says that the wind chill will be 'dangerously cold' in the single digits. A winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. last night until 12 p.m. on Monday.

Forecasters originally said up to 1-inch of snow was possible, but it appears that the snow and sleet remained in the northern parts of the state. Black ice is still a concern for Gwinnett County.

The Georgia Department of Transportation activated its statewide Special Operations Center for winter weather command and control activities.

"Department maintenance crews will be out in force throughout North Georgia and Metropolitan Atlanta in the overnight hours locating and treating highways and roads for any snow and ice accumulations," a release said.

The DOT reported Monday morning that winter weather highway conditions are primarily confined to northwest Georgia with several roads affected.

Killian Hill Christian School in Lilburn announced this morning that school would be closed "due to potentially icy conditions on the hill." Classes were scheduled to resume this morning following winter break.

Greater Atlanta Christian School, also in Lilburn, announced just after 5:30 a.m. Monday that it would be closed for students and faculty.

Georgia Gwinnett College announced that the campus will delay its opening by two hours. Classes are not in session until Wednesday, so this includes offices and activities around the Lawrenceville campus.

Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn has delayed its start time to 10 a.m.

The Gwinnett County Courts trials and hearings are delayed until 10 a.m. However, government offices will open during normal operating hours.

The Gwinnett County Health Department will also have a delayed opening. Locations are scheduled to open at 10 a.m.

Students attending Gwinnett County Public Schools have a scheduled day off. Classes will resume on Tuesday.

Several districts in North Georgia announced closings in advance of the weather system.

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