Wet Roads Close Schools in Several Counties

9:08 AM, Feb 26, 2013   |    comments
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Wet weather and possibly hazardous roads will close public schools in Wheeler, Johnson, Telfair, Laurens, Dodge, Treutlen and Toombs counties Tuesday.

Wheeler County Supt. Mark Davidson said, "A lot of our roads are flooded and washed out pretty bad, we just decided it was in the best interests of the safety of the kids." 

A Telfair County school official said students should stay home because of safety concerns but administration, staff and faculty should report at 10 a.m.

Laurens County faculty and staff should report to work at 10 a.m. Laurens Co. Superintendent Rob Johnson says.

Treutlen County faculty and staff should report to work at 10 a.m., Superintendent Regina Harris says.

Dodge County should expect staff and faculty to report to their respective schools at 10 a.m.

Many of the children and school buses in Wheeler and Telfair travel over dirt roads that are already treacherous officials told 13WMAZ.

In Johnson County, the Headstart Center for Learning will also be closed.

Another 2 to 3 inches of rain are expected to fall in the next couple days.

Wheeler Schools closed for one day last week, also due to the weather.

Toombs County schools will be closed both Tuesday and Wednesday, for students and staff, according to their website. The makeup days are March 11 and 12.


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