Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Three snow make-up days are built in the Gwinnett school calendar.
Area children will be treated to a third day of sledding, throwing snowballs and building snowmen. Gwinnett County Public Schools will be closed again on Wednesday, according to school system spokesperson Sloan Roach. The time has been fun, for sure (see video), but according to the Gwinnett County Public Schools calendar, there will be payback for students. Three make-up days for snow cancellations are built into the school calendar, Roach said, meaning that these off days are not freebies. Monday’s snow day will be made up Monday, Feb. 21, President’s Day, originally planned as a holiday for students and teachers. Tuesday’s off day will be made up Monday, March 14, originally scheduled as an off day for students and a planning day for …
Crews have been out since Sunday trying to clear streets for drivers.
Gwinnett County Department of Transportation trucks have been rolling since Sunday. Working to treat the roads throughout Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County left buried beneath a sheet of ice from the recent storm. Mother Nature has not been of any help. Temperatures have yet to break above freezing and there has not been any direct sunlight to help defrost the frozen tundra known as Lawrenceville. The County DOT has had crews working in 10- and 14-hour shifts since the first flakes fell Sunday night. Five snow plows six motor graders, and 15 trucks spreading sand and salt are driving around the county from 5am to 7pm. Then from 7pm until 5 the following morning, four snow plows and three spreaders will work to maintain the roads overnight…
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has dusted the snowflakes from this list of safe driving tips to help get motorists home safely.
The snow has settled in Lawrenceville. Freezing rain and ice are making the already hazardous driving conditions worse. If you must work, or can't live without those Waffle House biscuits, here are driving tips from the GOHS:
Monday, January 10, 2011
Photos from your neighbors from January's historic snow storm.
Here are some photos from your neighbors from this early January snow storm. Residents are reporting as much as 6 inches of snow. Send your photos to us at email@example.com.
Road conditions continue to be extremely dangerous.
Gwinnett County fire, police and emergency management officials are asking Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County residents to "stay safe and stay home." While no county roads are currently closed, they remind residents that driving conditions are still extremely hazardous. The agencies are working with the Gwinnett Department of Transportation to develop a plan for which streets will be cleared and when. Major roadways will be cleared first. Secondary and neighborhood streets will be taken care of later. “All roadways will be cleared with the response of public safety personnel in mind first,” said Gwinnett Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge. Even first responders are having difficulties navigating through this nasty weather. A fire truck and a …
1,800 crews from 10 states are en route to Georgia to assist after the storm.
Some 1,800 crews are on their way from as far away as Wisconsin to help Georgia Power once this winter storm passes through Gwinnett County and Georgia. The utility provider expects significant power outages and to face some challenges with restoring power to customers because of heavy ice on power lines and downed tree limbs. A team at Georgia Power has been working since Friday to develop a course of action ahead of the storm. The National Weather Service predicts it could bring as much as three inches of sleet and snow to Lawrenceville. Georgia Power asks its customers to report outages on their website or by calling them at 1-888-891-0938. Georgia Power also provided some tips to weather this storm:
Sunday, January 9, 2011
The Winter Storm Watch cancelled, now a Warning.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow and ice in our area until Monday at 7 p.m. The warning covers an area north and along a line from Columbus to Macon to Augusta. The latest forecast calls for wintry precipitation beginning Sunday night and continuing throughout the day Monday. At this time, the NWS expects snow to begin falling Sunday evening in the metro area and continue until Monday morning. Central Georgia will experience a mixture of rain and sleet. The snow is expected to switch over to freezing rain and sleet by Monday afternoon in the Atlanta metro area. Accumulations are expected to continue through early Tuesday morning. The snow, freezing rain and sleet mixture could create …
Lawrenceville residents are at it again as they prepare for more wintry weather.
An isolated 6 inches of snow is projected to fall in North Georgia between Sunday evening and Monday evening according to wsbtv.com. Freezing rain and snow creates situations that heed for caution: Lawrenceville residents seek preparation. “They ran out of salt mix and plastic snow shovels, so we had to get this shovel”(she pointed to the metal shovel in her shopping cart) and sand…salt is bad for your driveway…it cracks it. I’m from Michigan, so I know about the snow” said, Jill (she requested that her last name not be used), a resident of Lawrenceville who was with her husband Ernest at the Home Depot on Lawrenceville-Suwanne road in Lawrenceville Saturday afternoon. “I’m not concerned really about the roads. I went to Walmart and …