"The rain has melted a lot of the snow, but certain roads in the northern end of the county have a dangerous slush that will freeze over night," said Madison County school superintendent Allen McCannon. "The possibility of black ice in the morning is very high. Roads are very wet."
Students will be released from Madison County schools two hours early Wednesday, Feb. 25, due to the winter weather.
Here is the school system’s announcement:
“Based on the State of Emergency declared by Governor Deal, the Madison County School District will close two hours early on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. All extra-curricular activities and after-school programs and services are cancelled.”
At 10 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, Jackson EMC is reporting 1,034 individual outages that are affecting 54,048 customers across its service area:
Those outages include:
Madison County, 1,382
Banks County, 4,179
Barrow County, 2,190
Clarke County, 133
Gwinnett County, 15,952
Hall County, 22,305
Jackson County, 7,675
Lumpkin County, 1,299
Crews are being dispatched and are working to clear outages as rapidly as the weather conditions and safety considerations allow. Jackson EMC has called in contractors to assist in power restoration, as well as help from other Georgia EMCs not affected by the storm.
"We are currently experiencing an overwhelming number of calls to our outage reporting line," JEMC officials said.
Customers with mobile devices are encouraged to report outages and check outage status at www.jacksonemc.com.
Outage details are available on our outage map at http://jemc.maps.sienatech.com/.
Outage details are available on the JEMC outage map at http://jemc.maps.sienatech.com/.