Wet Roads Close Laurens, Johnson Schools Today

6:20 AM, Aug 16, 2013   |    comments
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Laurens County school system has closed school for students and all staff Friday. Johnson County schools spokeswoman Patrice Tanner says there will no classes there either due to wet roads. Staff should report at 9 a.m.

Laurens Superintendent Rob Johnson said by phone that the Georgia Emergency Management Agency has asked them not to use the dirt roads tomorrow due to the heavy rains.

Laurens County EMA Director Donald Bryant says they're mostly concerned about the dirt roads because they can have pooling or standing water and many of the roads also have water flowing across them as well.

Johnson says the school system has 500 miles of dirt roads.

Bryant said several buses got stuck Thursday morning.

He says many dirt roads were recently repaired and didn't have time to pack down properly before the rain.

He says this is causing some problems for vehicles.



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