Winter Weather Information and Closures

12/9/2017 at 2:58 p.m.

Road conditions continue to improve with the higher temperatures and the sunshine helping us out. If you need to be out and about now is the time to do it before this evening when temperatures will drop into the lowest we have seen so far into the low 20’s and even teens in some areas. If you do have to out tonight be extremely careful as there will be potential for black ice in areas where roadways have not dried out which could be very dangerous and not visible until it’s too late. Prepare now so you will be safer later. Thanks in advance for helping us to be able to help you!

12/8/2017 at 7:47 p.m.

At 1900 hours public safety officials from Calhoun and Gordon County continue to staff the Emergency Operations Center and monitor weather conditions. A weather briefing advised that throughout the night we could see an increase in snowfall amounts of an additional 2 – 4 inches of snow. The main concern is that wet roads with additional snowfall and a drop in temperatures to the mid to upper 20’s will cause issues with travel. The snow bands will linger throughout the night and into Saturday morning. Public safety officials urge the public to please stay off the roadways if at all possible. Everyone should also be aware of the possibility of falling trees as snow-covered trees could fall throughout the night bringing power lines down with them.  If the public encounter power outages we ask that they contact their power provider and only contact 911 if downed power lines are encountered.

We will continue to monitor throughout the night and send updates as they become available.

12/8/2017 at 6:52 p.m.

PLEASE PLAN ON STAYING HOME AND OFF THE ROADS TONIGHT AND INTO THE MORNING UNTIL IT WARMS UP ENOUGH TO BEGIN MELTING PROCESS. Your public safety and public works teams have been and will continue to work hard. Help us to help you!! Thanks in advance!!

12/8/2017 at 11:52 a.m.

Gordon County and Calhoun public safety and public works officials participated in a weather briefing at 11am hosted by the National Weather Service.

The recent weather briefing showed conditions will continue to deteriorate as the day progresses with the possibility of an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow. Temperatures will hover around freezing and fall into the 20’s after nightfall. Please be prepared and plan to stay indoors and off the roads until conditions improve.

12/8/2017 at 11:20 a.m.

The following roads in Calhoun and Gordon County are showing signs of icy and slick conditions: West Belmont at River St, I-75 at the 53 Overpass, RedBud Road at the Sod Farm, Hwy 53 near Scott Branch Road, Ryo Mountain, Pearl Johnson Road, Gardner Springs Road, Trimble Hollow Road, Dews Pond Road at Buck Blvd, East Lion Street at Fain, Union Grove Road and Carter Mountain to Patterson Road. If you must travel in these areas please use caution.

12/8/2017 at 10:26 a.m.

The Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration hereby gives notice that their meeting for Friday, December 8th at 4 p.m. was cancelled due to the weather and the Gordon County Government Offices closing, therefore the meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. to certify the Municipal General Runoff Election results in the Elections and Voter Registration Office located in the Gordon County Government Plaza building located at 215 North Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia.
Submitted by:
Shea Hicks
Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration

12/8/2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Due to deteriorating conditions and the forecast for conditions to worsen over the next several hours non-essential Gordon County offices, the Government Plaza and the courthouse closed at 10 a.m.

12/8/2017 at 6:20 a.m.

Good morning, everyone. I wanted to send an update in reference to the emergency operations center for this event. Currently we will remain in monitoring mode and be assessing conditions from the field and by coordinating with 9-1-1 on call volume due to weather.

As this event evolves we will update operating conditions at the EOC if needed.

Courtney Taylor, Director
Gordon County Emergency Management
4543 Fairmount Highway SE
Calhoun, GA 30701

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