SNOWJAM ’14 DRAWS TO A CLOSE

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

It appears that this second wave of winter weather that has hit our area is drawing to a close, though there are some delays for this morning and emergency management officials are still warning the public to use caution on the roads this morning.  Though the snow has mostly melted around Greater Rome and many of the roads are even dry, some slick spots may have turned icy when the temperatures dropped during the overnight hours.

Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Interim Director Tim Herrington reminds motorists to use caution on secondary roads.

Governor Nathan Deal has delayed the opening of state government until 10 am today.  In a release from the Governor’s office, agency heads have been given the discretion to close offices in areas with significant power outages and to allow employees to telework where the commute is considered dangerous.  Deal’s state of emergency for Georgia has been extended for three additional days, through Sunday night, to assure that all necessary resources are available to state agencies and local governments to clear roads and all other winter storm-related obstacles.

Many schools are set to resume classes today, though some will have delayed openings.  The Floyd County Schools will delay opening until 10 am.  Principals, school maintenance staff and central office personnel are asked to report at 8 am, while teachers should report at 9 am.  Monday will be a make up day for the Floyd County School system for missing school on Wednesday.  A decision about a make-up day for Thursday is slated to be announced next week.  The Rome City Schools had already scheduled off days for today and Monday and will resume classes next Tuesday.  An announcement as to when snow days will be made up for the city schools is expected next week, according to Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden.  Darlington School will delay opening until 9 am this morning.

Whatever snow, slush and ice might still be around right now is anticipated to melt over the weekend.

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