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School districts taking no chances as a monster snow storm hits Georgia

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For Tuesday, Metro Atlanta and North Georgia schools decided to close well ahead of what forecasters are calling round one of a double blow of snow and ice to Georgia. A second phase of historic proportion is expected to hit on Wednesday with as much as seven inches of snow in North Georgia, and some one to three inches of snow accumulations as far as DeKalb and Gwinnett counties is expected. As well, one half to three quarters inches of ice is expected around Metro Atlanta and south of Atlanta.

On Monday night and Tuesday morning road crews worked to treat roads. Some North Georgia counties like Floyd, Hall and Paulding started seeing snow before day Tuesday morning. However, missing on city streets are the school buses. District leaders, looking to avoid the snow nightmare of the late January that trapped students on buses and in schools overnight, decided to take no chances.

Atlanta Public Schools, Cobb, Marietta City, Douglas, Fulton, Clayton, DeKalb and Gwinnett county school districts all announced Tuesday closing on Monday.

In a press conference on Monday Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for 45 Georgia counties. Both the governor and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed talked about the fact that they can only make recommendations to the school districts, but it is up to district leaders to make the best judgment as to whether or not to remain open.

Georgia’s weather event is expected to slow down by Thursday.

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