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Clarke, Oconee Schools Closed Again Thursday; UGA Delayed

Public schools in Clarke and Oconee counties will be closed again Thursday, as any snow that melted and did not evaporate today will refreeze overnight, making roads treacherous.

Meanwhile, University of Georgia employees are asked to report to work at 10:30 a.m., with classes starting at 11 a.m.

Both the Georgia Department of Transportation and Athens-Clarke County government said crews have been working day and night to clear the roads, but warned people to stay home.

The ACC Police Department said officers had worked 84 wrecks today as of 3:45 p.m.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office posted a similar, if more humorous, warning on Facebook:

I know what y’all are doing. You looked out the window and saw your driveway and the 87 feet of road you can see looks good so you head into town. Folks….there is STILL ICE ON THE ROAD. There is LOTS of ice on the road. A Coke truck hit a chicken truck what ran off in the ditch on 441…in the meantime some dude rolled his pickup on the Loop…and there are cars in ditches all over the county. 

I know you need cigarettes, beer and wine to get you through having your kids at home. Can you just do without for a day? Stay home.

Y’all. A Coke truck hit a chicken truck what ran off the ditch on 441. What more do you need to hear? Stay home.