ATLANTA, GA — Road crews have been busy treating black ice, and utility workers have worked through the night to restore power to the region, so Atlanta Public Schools will operate as normal on Monday, officials said. In a 5 p.m. update, school officials said buildings will operate on a normal school schedule for Monday Dec 11.
While there are reports that power is out and icy road conditions persist in certain parts of the metropolitan area, especially Cobb, only one APS school was without power, which crews are working to get restored, school officials said in a news release Sunday. Georgia Power’s outage map showed less than 2,000 customers still without electricity on Sunday afternoon.
Based on information from city officials, many city of Atlanta roads are clear, but many district staff members live outside the city, so school leaders are also monitoring area suburbs for icy road conditions, power outages, and impacts to staffing. The district considered any potential adjustments to the normal school schedule when making the announcement.
Georgia Department of Transportation crews worked overnight treating wet and icy locations, as well as bridges, ramps and overpasses. Temperatures are expected to drop back into the 20s overnight.
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