Updated: With School Closings Elsewhere, Will Gwinnett and Buford Be Next?

Low temps overnight are expected to be in the single digits.

By Kristi Reed

Several metro school systems have announced plans to close Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to the dangerously cold temperatures expected in the area. By 6 a.m. Tuesday morning -- when Gwinnett County high school students are headed for bus stops -- the temperatures are expected to be in the single digits. The temperatures are not expected to be significantly warmer when the elementary and middle school routes are scheduled to run.

Gwinnett County Public Schools announced plans to close, but the Buford City Schools website posted that school will be in session on Tuesday.

Nearby, Barrow County Schools have announced that classes have been cancelled for Jan. 7. Atlanta Public Schools will also be closed. Other school systems closed tomorrow include Forsyth County,Cobb CountyHall County and Walton County.

Jorge Quintana, GCPS Director of Media Relations, said in an email: "Gwinnett County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, January 7, due to the extremely cold temperatures expected overnight and concerns regarding safety and operational issues."

Lola January 07, 2014 at 07:34 AM
Really? Has there been an update on Buford?


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