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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Openings

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9:24PM 1/18/18 – University of West Georgia – Newnan will be CLOSED Friday, 1/19. UWG – Carrollton will be OPEN normal hours on Friday, 1/19.

6:18PM 1/18/18 – Heard County Schools will be closed on Friday, 1/19. Staff are welcome if it’s safe to drive in. No pressure to come in if it’s not.

6:18PM 1/18/18 – Paulding County Schools will be closed on Friday, 1/19. Annual employees are to report at 10:00 a.m.

6:15PM 1/18/18 – West Georgia Technical College and University of West Georgia – Carrollton will be OPEN normal hours on Friday, 1/19.

6:14PM 1/18/18 – Bremen City Schools will be closed Friday, 1/19.

6:12PM 1/18/18 – Newnan Street has REOPENED between Dixie Street and Bradley Street / Rome Street

5:00PM 1/18/18 – Carrollton City Schools delayed start times on Friday, 1/19/18 – CES/CMS 9:50AM (Late Bell), CJHS/CHS 10:25AM

4:30PM 1/18/18 – Carroll County Schools announces all schools will be closed on Friday 1/19/18 due to dangerous road conditions. Sam’s House and El Monterrey are Open, Billy Bobs is Open

12:00PM 1/18/18 – Newnan Street is CLOSED between Dixie Street and Bradley Street / Rome Street

11:25AM 1/18/18 – Sweet Pea’s Boutique on Maple Street is OPEN, Sidra says, “come Play at the Pea this afternoon… it’s warm in here and you will actually burn calories shopping.”

9:45AM 1/18/18 – Carrollton Ortho opens at 10am

9:30AM 1/18/18 – Indulge Salon and Day Spa opens at 12 – Carroll EMC offices will open at 10 am today. We still encourage Members to conduct business with us via mobile app, website, phone or text to pay options today. Stay off the roads if possible.

8:37AM 1/18/18 –
Carrollton City Hall will open Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Garbage crews will be picking up the regularly scheduled Wednesday trash Thursday.

8:36AM 1/18/18 – Due to early morning road conditions, Villa Rica City Hall and all other City administration offices will open at 12:00pm (Noon) on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Please refer back to the City’s Facebook Page and website: www.villarica.org for updates.

8:35AM 1/18/18 – Bain Dental Group opening at 11AM, Ozier Apparel Opening at Noon, The City Menus is opening at Noon, A Driving Advantage will try and open at 1PM call if you have an appointment, Accuracy Insurance on Newnan Rd is going to try to open at noon

8:30AM 1/18/18 – LaGrange, GA roads treated so far include Broad Street, Vernon Road, Pegasus Parkway, Mooty Bridge Road, Hamilton Road, Whitesville Road, Lafayettte Parkway, Colquitt Road, Davis Road, Lukken Industrial, and Country Club Road.

8:30AM 1/18/18 – American Pie Carrollton opens at 12pm

8:17AM 1/18/18 – City of Carrollton has treated most intersections. Cedar Street looks really good from Bankhead to College St, Rome Street is good, Streets around Adamson Square have been treated, please be careful on the hills and on Newnan Street in shaded areas. US 27, 166 Bypass, Hwy 61, Hwy 113 should be 100% after 1pm.

8:15AM 1/18/18 – Tanner Health Systems has several a special link for updated openings for today. Click here.

7:50AM 1/18/18 – Chick-fil-A Bankhead Carrollton opens at 9AM and Chick-fil-A South Park St opens at 8:30AM. VCA Carrollton Opens at 10AM.

6:09PM 1/17/18 – Ruby Tuesday Carrollton has closed at 5PM to allow staff a safe journey home.

5:35PM 1/17/18 – City of Douglasville, GA offices will open at noon on Thursday, January 18.

3:55PM 1/17/18 – Due to continued freezing temperatures and unsafe road conditions, Paulding County Schools will be closed Thursday, January 18, 2018 for students and all staff. Please stay safe and warm!

3:50PM 1/17/18 – Carroll County Government offices are closed, Thursday, January 18th

3:40PM 1/17/18 – Norton Financial Opening at Noon on Thursday, January 18th; Brown Dog Eatery Carrollton & City Tavern Opening at 4PM, Wednesday, January 17th, Sam’s House BBQ Closed, Wednesday, January 17th

3:30PM 1/17/18 – Due to hazardous road conditions, Tanner’s Get Healthy, Live Well is canceling tomorrow morning’s Tai Chi for Health class at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

3:24PM 1/17/18 – Carrollton Sanitation Crews are using salt spreaders in the following areas, Rome Street, Cedar Street, College Street, Brown Street, Newnan Street

3:23PM 1/17/18 – Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Carrollton Open, KFC Open, Fuel Tech Open

2:56PM 1/17/18 – UWG will be closed till 5PM, Thursday, January 18th. Read More.

2:25PM 1/17/18 – West Georgia Technical College will close, Thursday, January 18th. Heard County and Troup County Schools will close, Thursday, January 18th as well.

2:15PM 1/17/18 – The City of Newnan has announced a mandatory curfew from 5PM this evening till 10AM tomorrow morning, Thursday, January 18th. Read More.

2:15PM 1/17/18 – Bremen City Schools closed, Thursday, January 18th

2:10PM 1/17/18 – Oak Mtn Academy closed, Thursday, January 18th and Cleburne County Schools closed

2:00PM 1/17/18 – Little Hawaiian closed for dinner, Wednesday, January 17th, will reopen, Thursday, January 18th regular business hours.

1:45PM 1/17/18 – Carroll County Schools closed, Thursday, January 18th

Latest from the National Weather Service

EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT… Bitterly cold temperatures have allowed snow to compact into ice across many roadways in the area. Despite ample sunshine through the day, temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing. Snow and ice will continue to be a problem on roadways today and tonight. Roads in direct sunlight today may experience some melting, however expect this to refreeze fairly quickly after sunset tonight. Widespread melting is not expected until Thursday afternoon. Travel today and tonight is not advised. If you must travel, please exercise extreme caution. Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

1:30PM 1/17/18 – AG Center Carrollton Closed

1:30 PM 1/17/18 – Streets around Adamson Square are beginning to clear due to the sun

1:25PM 1/17/18 – Tanner Health Systems has a full list of delays and closings on their website, click here to be redirected.

1:20PM 1/17/18 – Carrollton City Schools closed, Thursday, January 18th, See their Facebook for details about a Make Up Day

1:10PM 1/17/18 – Both Carrollton Chick-Fil-A locations are OPEN.

12:41PM 1/17/18 – Moe’s Original BBQ downtown Carrollton is OPEN for lunch

12:30PM 1/17/18 – Coweta County Schools are closed Thursday, 1/18

11:47AM 1/17/18 – Carrollton Post Office is OPEN, Carrollton City Hall is Closed

11:35AM 1/17/18 – Irish Bred Pub Carrollton Opens at Noon, Southern Therapy Closed

10:45AM 1/17/18  – Horton’s Bookstore Carrollton is OPEN

10:30AM 1/17/18 – Freckled Berry’s and American Pie Carrollton are Closed today

10:27AM 1/17/18 – VCA Carrollton Animal Hospital will be opening at 12 today due to weather conditions.

10:11 AM 1/17/18 – Furniture House Carrollton, Great Furniture and Mattress, A Driving Advantage, Ozier Apparel, Dreamland Costumes, and Toby J Powers Agency – Farmer’s Insurance are all closed today.

7:36AM 1/17/18 – The LaGrange-Troup Homeless Coalition’s Warming Center will remain open through Friday January 19th.

Hours of operation are 5:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. The Warming Center is located at 150 East Lukken Industrial Drive in LaGrange.

7:30AM 1/17/18 – Many businesses are starting to report they are closed today. So far, Sweet Peas (reaccesssing at 2),  Sheila J Butler and Company (Closed), Toby Powers Insurance Is Closed, If your business is closed email [email protected]

7:00AM 1/17/18

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for our area until 9:00 am. The Winter Weather Advisory relates to actual snowfall only, not travel conditions.

A State of Emergency has been declared for our area including West Georgia and East Alabama.

Current measured accumulations are 1.5 inches in Northern Carroll County, 1.9 inches near Carrollton and 1.8 inches in Douglasville. Snow accumulation amounts vary due to snow bands that moved over some areas compared to others.

Local public safety is reporting snow covered roads with a thin sheet of ice under the snow in most areas. Public Safety requests that drivers stay off the roads if at all possible. Several motor vehicle accidents have been reported throughout the area.

Current temperatures in the area range between 13-15 degrees with wind chills near or below zero. High temperatures today are forecast at 29 degrees, therefore there will not be much improvement of road conditions today Low temperatures tonight will drop to 19.

High temperatures Thursday are forecast to rise above freezing by noon Thursday so we should see improvement Thursday.

6:00AM 1/17/18 – Dangerous Driving Conditions all across the area, Travel is not recommended, Color Us Kids is closed. Atlanta Airport has canceled many flights. OFS Carrollton report at 11am. Chick-fil-A is Opening.

10:20PM 1/16/18 – Governor Nathan Deal issues a State of Emergency for 83 counties.

10:15PM 1/16/18 – Heflin Streets are closed from 9PM – 9AM (Wednesday Morning)

10:00PM 1/16/18 – Carroll County Courthouse and County Offices will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17, 2018

9:45PM 1/16/18

Snow continues to fall across the west Georgia area as forecasters warn residents to prepare for dangerously cold wind chills expected to move in early tomorrow morning.

The west Georgia area is still under a Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service until 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Eastern Alabama counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory through 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Under the current forecast, residents can expect to see snow accumulation totals ranging from 1- 2 Inches in East Alabama and West Georgia.  There is some concern from meteorologists about narrow bands that have started to form in East Alabama and West Georgia where temperatures have already fallen into the mid 20’s.

Some areas within these bands could possibly see as much as 3 inches of accumulating snow, but most areas will see 1-2 inches.

Brutally cold wind chills are forecasted for the area overnight tonight with wind chills possibly close to or below zero.

Travel will be impacted as roadways are expected to have patches of black ice and snow accumulation. Visibility could also be reduced due to blowing snow from the strong winds expected with this system.

Any snow that accumulates on the roadways is expected to remain until mid-morning Thursday. Temperatures in the west Georgia area are expected to stay below freezing all day Wednesday and fall back into the 20s Thursday morning.

8:55PM 1/16/18 – Coweta Offices will open tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10AM

8:52PM 1/16/18 – West Georgia Technical College will be closed Wednesday, Jan 17th – Haralson County Schools closed

8:50PM 1/16/18 – Roads in Anniston are Closed due to worsening conditions

8:45PM 1/16/18 – Carroll Co EMA advises residents to allow faucets to drip to avoid pipes freezing.

8:40PM 1/16/18 – Douglas County Schools closed Wednesday, Jan 17th for all students and 240 day employees. All extra-curricular activities canceled. Oak Mtn Academy Carrollton closed on Jan 17th.

8:15PM 1/16/18 – Delayed opening and closures of Tanner Medical Group and Tanner Urgent Care facilities due to weather will be announced on . So far, Carrollton Surgical Group and Tanner Vascular Surgery have announced that they will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

8:13PM 1/16/18 – NWS Birmingham – “Icy roadways taking shape for many, many locations in Central Alabama per emergency management. We stepped on snow along our sidewalk and it immediately turned to ice! Any compaction of snow will result in ice. Please slow down if traveling, or stay off the roads!”

8:00PM 1/16/18 – Light Dusting of Snow already in Downtown Carrollton

7:30PM 1/16/18 – National Weather Service warns, “Dangerously cold wind chills overnight into Wednesday morning will lead to increased risk of hypothermia and frost bite to any exposed skin.”

7:25PM 1/16/18 – The Douglas County Courthouse will open at 10 am on Wednesday the 17th. Coweta County Schools will be closed Wednesday, 1/17/18

7:15PM 1/16/18 – Warming Shelter – Tabernacle Baptist Church Life Center, 150 Tabernacle Way ( behind Goodwill), Friday, January 12th through Wednesday, January 17th. We open at 4:00 pm and close at 9:00 am .

7:00PM 1/16/18 – Douglas County & @DouglasvilleUMC are opening a warming center overnight Tues. 7pm, Jan. 16 into Wed. morn. 8:30am Jan. 17 at First United Methodist Church, 6167 Prestley Mill Rd, Douglasville, Ga.

6:30PM 1/16/18 – UWG will close Wednesday, 1/17/18 – Carroll County Schools will close Wednesday, 1/17/18 – Heard County Schools will close Wednesday, 1/17/18 – Carrollton City Schools will close Wednesday, 1/17/18 – Bremen City Schools will close Wednesday, 1/17/18

10AM 1/16/18 – Carroll County, GA Sheriff’s Office EMA hosting a Weather Briefing with County and City Officials along with the National Weather Service.

    • Dangerously Cold Wind Chills Tonight – Wednesday
    • Light snow expected across much of north/central GA beginning around midday across far NW Georgia – expanding south and east through the afternoon and evening hours.
    • Up to 1 inch generally expected across the area / Local higher amounts in the mountains of North GA.
    • Will monitor potentially higher amounts tonight along I-85 South of ATL
    • Bitterly cold wind chills (sub-zero values possible along and north/west of I-85)
    • Icy roads due to snow and initial melting tonight into Wed AM
    • Prolonged cold – sub-freezing temps expected through Thurs AM
    • City of Carrollton is pretreating bridges.
    • Carroll County Public Works are loading their salt trucks.

Carroll County 911 Director Trisha Orr urges local residents to limit travel and only contact 911 in the event of serious emergencies.

“We are hoping that people will stay off the roads [during the Winter Weather Advisory] because we don’t want the 911 lines tied up on wrecks,” said Trish Orr. “We want to keep the lines open for serious emergencies in case of people needing ambulances, or if there are any fires or things of that nature. If you have downed power lines, definitely dial 911.”

UPDATE Article January 16, 2018 – 10PM

Snow continues to fall across the west Georgia area as forecasters warn residents to prepare for dangerously cold wind chills expected to move in early tomorrow morning.

The west Georgia area is still under a Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service until 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Eastern Alabama counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory through 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Under the current forecast, residents can expect to see snow accumulation totals ranging from 1- 2 Inches in East Alabama and West Georgia.  There is some concern from meteorologists about narrow bands that have started to form in East Alabama and West Georgia where temperatures have already fallen into the mid 20’s.

Some areas within these bands could possibly see as much as 3 inches of accumulating snow, but most areas will see 1-2 inches.

Brutally cold wind chills are forecasted for the area overnight tonight with wind chills possibly close to or below zero.

Travel will be impacted as roadways are expected to have patches of black ice and snow accumulation. Visibility could also be reduced due to blowing snow from the strong winds expected with this system.

Any snow that accumulates on the roadways is expected to remain until mid-morning Thursday. Temperatures in the west Georgia area are expected to stay below freezing all day Wednesday and fall back into the 20s Thursday morning.