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Arctic blast brings sub-zero wind chills, single digit temperatures

A sign warns residents at Century Riverside apartment complex in Lawrenceville to let faucets drip and to leave heat on during a freeze warning. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City forecast for Monday night in Gwinnett is a low of 7, and a wind chill of -10, while Tuesday’s high temperature is expected to be 23 degrees. (Staff Photo: Jason Braverman)

A sign warns residents at Century Riverside apartment complex in Lawrenceville to let faucets drip and to leave heat on during a freeze warning. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City forecast for Monday night in Gwinnett is a low of 7, and a wind chill of -10, while Tuesday’s high temperature is expected to be 23 degrees. (Staff Photo: Jason Braverman)

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Snow flurries are spotted just after noon on Monday in Lawrenceville. (Staff Photo: Jason Braverman)

Several area school districts are closed today, including Gwinnett County Public Schools.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City forecast overnight in Gwinnett was 7, and a wind chill of -10, while today’s high temperature is expected to be 23 degrees. Winds are expected to be 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

At a meeting last month when school district officials discussed inclement weather procedures, Chief Operations Officer Danny Jardine said natural gas would be a concern on an extremely cold day.

Barrow County Schools, along with other districts around metro Atlanta including Forsyth and Cobb counties, and Atlanta Public Schools said they would also close on Tuesday.

On Monday, the morning commute had only a couple reports of ice on area roads. There were reports of ice on Interstate 85 southbound near Pleasant Hill Road, and from Suwanee Road to Boggs Road.

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

The City of Duluth announced government offices would delay opening until 10 a.m.

For details on school closures, click here.