Watch FYN for the impending winter weather closings and delays:
Due to continued inclement weather, Pickens County Schools (Jasper, Georgia) will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Buses will begin running at 8:00 a.m. and will make all regularly scheduled stops. Staff should report at 9:00 a.m. Schools will dismiss at the regular time. A light breakfast will be available for students.
Pickens High School basketball games tomorrow against River Ridge have been canceled. They are rescheduled for February 7th. The times will be announced later.
Due to inclement weather, Pickens County School System (Jasper, Georgia) will be cancelled Tuesday, January 7, 2014, for both students and staff.
MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT LULA PERRY:
Due to weather conditions, staff members who are scheduled to work tomorrow will not report to work until 10:00 a.m. If conditions are such that it is unsafe for you to report to work, please do not come. Safety is a top priority.
Rick Little will be assessing weather conditions early tomorrow morning. If the weather conditions support cancelling work Monday, January 6th, you will be notified.
As always, thank you for the excellent job you do on behalf of our school district.
From Pickens County Sheriff's Office:
At this time, Pickens County Road Crews and Georgia DOT are working to treat the roads throughout Pickens County. They are focusing on the major roadways at this time. At this time, there are no road closures to report but several patches of ice have been detected on various roads.
Earlier today, Sheriff Craig and our staff participated in a conference call with the National Weather Service regarding the potential for severe weather. With the rapid drop in temperatures overnight combined with the moisture that is falling right now, we have a strong potential for black ice to form on the roadways.
We are encouraging everyone that does not have to be out on the roadway to stay at home. We are also wanting to warn everyone that they are predicting temperatures to be lower than they have been in two decades for North Georgia, causing very dangerous temperatures.
Beginning at 9:00 am, the Sheriff's Auxiliary will be joining the Pickens County Government to open up a warming station for those that may not have adequate heat. The warming station will be located at the Pickens County Community Center located at 1329 Camp Road, Jasper Georgia.