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Gwinnett County Schools Closed Tuesday

Low temperatures overnight are expected to be in the single digits.

Update: 

GCPS spokeswoman Spokeswoman Sloan Roach released a statement saying schools will be closed Tuesday (Jan. 7) "due to the extremely cold temperatures expected overnight and concerns regarding safety and operational issues." The 12-month staff should report.

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Original post, 2:15 p.m.:

By Kristi Reed

Several metro school systems have announced plans to close Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to the dangerously cold temperatures expected in the area. By 6 a.m. Tuesday morning -- when Gwinnett County high school students are headed for bus stops -- the temperatures are expected to be in the single digits. The temperatures are not expected to be significantly warmer when the elementary and middle school routes are scheduled to run.

Nearby, Barrow County Schools have announced that classes have been cancelled for Jan. 7. Atlanta Public Schools will also be closed. Other school systems closed tomorrow include Forsyth CountyCobb CountyHall County and Walton County.

As of 12:30 p.m., Gwinnett County Public Schools have not announced plans to close. As a rule, decisions on whether or not to cancel classes are made by 6 a.m.

  • Do you expect GCPS to cancel classes? When do you think they will make an announcement? Let us know in the comments.
Davina Calloway January 06, 2014 at 02:56 PM
They should definitely cancel classes tomorrow. Why take a chance on someone's health? Gwinnett County is usually the only county that never closes.
Kelly January 06, 2014 at 03:00 PM
Gwinnett County just announced on Facebook that they will be closed tomorrow.
Stephanie Craig January 06, 2014 at 03:40 PM
It is official, GCPS WILL be CLOSED tomorrow! Gwinnett County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, January 7, due to the extremely cold temperatures expected overnight and concerns regarding safety and operational issues. *Sign Up for Brookwood Elementary Text Messages Enter this number: 678-971-2442, Text this message: @brookwoode

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