Winter Weather Information & Closings

Closings and Delays

Gordon County Government

All Gordon County Offices will open and operate on a normal schedule tomorrow (Thursday, January 18, 2018)

Board of Commissioner’s Meeting
The meeting of the Board of Commissioners has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

City and County Schools

Following Governor Deal’s most recent announcement concerning closings due to Georgia’s State of Emergency, Calhoun City and Gordon County Schools will remain closed for both staff and students tomorrow, Thursday, January 18, 2018.

Georgia State Government

State government will remain closed tomorrow, January 17, 2018

Acting on a recommendation from the state Emergency Operations Command, Gov. Nathan Deal today announced state government will remain closed for non-essential personnel tomorrow, January 18, across the 83 counties impacted by winter weather.

“Our top priority is to ensure the safety of Georgians and to allow the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to continue doing its job,” said Deal. “Due to yesterday’s winter weather and continued freezing temperatures, ice continues accumulating on our roadways. GDOT is responsible for the maintenance of more than 17,900 miles of state roads and interstates. Currently, there are more than 12,800 miles remaining to be cleared and treated. In light of this, I urge people to stay home, stay safe and remain off our roadways. We will continue monitoring the weather and will provide updates as necessary.”

Click here to read the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency.

From Gordon County EMA

Posted January 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Please continue to be safe if you must travel this evening. Although some roads have improved throughout the day today there are still many areas that continue to be hazardous due to icy conditions. As the sun goes down many areas will begin to refreeze causing more travel issues.

Please continue to help your public safety and public works agencies by staying home and staying safe.

Courtney Taylor, Director
Gordon County Emergency Management

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.
Emergency management is working closely with all public safety and public works departments during this winter weather event as conditions continue to deteriorate.

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston all roads within Gordon County have become affected by the precipitation and cold temperatures. Roads are becoming very slick and covered in ice with much of this being black ice which cannot be seen creating a very dangerous situation.

Public safety personnel are asking everyone to stay at home and off the roads if at all possible. Temperatures will continue to drop overnight and are not expected to be above freezing until Thursday so dangerous travel could continue until that time.

Deputies, officers, fire personnel, EMS, EMA and public works will continue to monitor and work this event until conditions improve. Once again, please, for your safety and to assist your public safety and public works personnel stay at home and stay safe.

Courtney Taylor, Director
Gordon County Emergency Management

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Calhoun and Gordon County public safety and public works officials took part in a weather briefing on Tuesday, January 16 at 10 a.m. at the Gordon County Emergency Operations Center in reference to possible winter weather today and into Wednesday. There were no changes anticipated by the National Weather Service from the 4 a.m. weather briefing for Gordon County.

According to the National Weather Service light snow accumulations remain in the forecast with amounts staying around one inch for Gordon County from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. Gordon County will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from 12 p.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. The snow line is predicted to move into north Georgia around 1 p.m. with snow continuing to fall into the afternoon and evening and temperatures dropping as the line moves in.

Temperatures over the next few days will be very cold. Low temperatures Tuesday night show single digits to teens expected. High temperatures on Wednesday are not expected to get above freezing with wind chills dipping into single digits Wednesday night. With these temperatures this low any accumulations will have a hard time melting into Wednesday.

Impacts of this event could be hazardous travel conditions from snow on roadways and blowing snow as well as low temperatures and wind chills. Please make plans now and take precautions while travelling today and into Wednesday.

Public safety and public works officials will continue to monitor the situation for the duration of the event.

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