As fast as the snow started to accumulate, it has melted away. There are still some lingering power outages across Floyd County, but Georgia Power has been working non-stop to get power restored to the county. With the sporadic outages and possibility for small patches of black ice, the question we have been asked the most is “Will school be opened on Monday?” The answer is “Yes!”
Floyd County Schools issued the following statement regarding school on Monday December 11, 2017:
We are planning on a normal school day tomorrow- Monday, December 11th. All schools have power as of this afternoon. Custodian and facilities staff will apply salt and sand on sidewalks and parking lots as needed. Staff and students should exercise care around entrances and in parking lots. Emergency Management advised that roads around Floyd County are fine; however, we still advise everyone to please slow down and exercise care. For families that may still be experiencing power outages, we will work with them on an individual basis, as GA Power reports sporadic outages that are scheduled to be handled by 9 p.m. according to their website.
Rome City Schools issued a similar statement:
Rome City Schools will be open as usual for students and staff Monday, December 11. Emergency Management has advised that roads are fine, but we encourage everyone to be careful as they travel to school. We also realize that some families are still without power and we will work with those families on an individual basis.
Georgia Highlands College will be opened and issued the following statement:
Currently, GHC will be open for normal operations on Monday. As always, personal safety should be your #1 priority. Since conditions can vary widely by location, travel with caution. If you do not feel safe to travel to or from your location, contact your professor or supervisor.
The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement regarding the potential of black ice in the late evening and early morning hours. As snow continues to melt away and the temperatures dropping to the mid to low 20’s, the potential for patches of black ice to form is possible. To read the entire weather statement from the NWS, click here.