Dawson County Schools will have an online learning day tomorrow, Dec. 11, due to the prospect of black ice and hazardous road conditions. All 12 month employees should report at 10 a.m. if safe to do so.
The National Weather Service confirmed fears of black ice in its forecast, which put Dawson, Hall, Forsyth, White, Lumpkin and Jackson counties, among many others, on alert for frozen rain and icy conditions overnight.
Leftover moisture from rain this weekend combined with temperatures dropping into the upper 20s to lower 30s could lead to slick or icy spots on roads as well as other surfaces.
There is a 70 percent chance of rain until 1 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service said in a statement that threats for black ice and slick spots will diminish Tuesday morning as temperatures rise to an eventual high near 50 degrees. Tuesday is expected to mostly clear and sunny.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced on Monday that the opening of state government would be delayed until 10 a.m.
“Our top priorities are to ensure the safety of Georgians and to allow the Georgia Department of Transportation to keep our roads as safe as possible,” Deal said in a press release. “I encourage those in affected areas to remain off of the roads early tomorrow morning. We will continue monitoring the weather and will provide updates as necessary.”