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Snow day for area students
County government offices also closed Wednesday
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Students across Dawson County go their wish for a snow day after a dusting of powder throughout the day and overnight Tuesday prompted schools to be closed Wednesday.

The Dawson County Government Center and all county offices were also closed, while Dawsonville City Hall opened after a two hour delay.

Precipitation models Tuesday morning showing winter weather and the potential for icy roadway conditions had school leaders erring on the side of caution and dismissing Dawson County students just after noon.

Snowflakes were falling as temperatures dipped below freezing around 12:30 p.m. when students were released from class.

All after school activities were also canceled in anticipation of moister on the roads from snow falling sporadically for most of the day and turning to ice as evening approached.

The Georgia High School Sports Association also postponed Tuesday's Region 7-AAA basketball tournament games at East Hall High School due to winter weather in North Georgia counties.

They are rescheduled for today.

Boys' bracket games will be 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at East Hall.

Girls' bracket games will be 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at West Hall.

As of Tuesday afternoon, there were no reports of ice on roadways in Dawson County.

"At this time, the majority of the snowfall has tracked to the south and west of Dawson," Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said Tuesday. "Windy and cold are the real impacts today."

Dawson County is under a wind chill advisory until 10 a.m. Thursday with wind chill factors between negative five and five degrees being felt across parts of North Georgia.