Gwinnett County Public Schools closed Tuesday due to frigid temps

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on Jan. 6, 2014.

Bracing for extremely cold temperatures, Gwinnett County Public Schools officials joined many other school districts around metro Atlanta and north Georgia Monday afternoon when they announced school would be closed on Tuesday.

District spokeswoman Sloan Roach said overnight temperatures and concerns about safety and operations led officials to the decision.

The makeup date will be Feb. 17, which was originally scheduled as a teacher planning or staff development day. Twelve month employees are expected to report on Tuesday.

The closing also means all extra-curricular school activities are called off on Tuesday.

Barrow County Schools, Greater Atlanta Christian School and Providence Christian will also be closed.

Buford City Schools officials said classes are scheduled on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City forecast for Monday night in Gwinnett is a low of 7, and a wind chill of -10, while Tuesday’s high temperature is expected to be 23 degrees. Winds are expected to be 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Cobb, Forsyth, Fulton, Atlanta Public Schools, Fayette, Henry, Newton, Rockdale, Coweta, Hall, Walton, Clarke, Jackson and Oglethorpe counties were among other districts that announced earlier in the day that classes were called off.

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