Threat of icy roads keeps some schools closed in Georgia

ATLANTA – The continuing threat of icy roads is to keep some schools closed in Georgia days after a winter storm that parts of the Deep South with snow.

News media report schools in several metro Atlanta counties were closed Monday, as well as in other parts of north Georgia. They included Cobb and Paulding county, where about 12 inches (30 cm) of snow fell Friday and Saturday.

While the snowfall ended early in the weekend, night temperatures have remained below freezing. The National Weather Service says black ice on the roads remains a threat Monday morning, with temperatures warming to the afternoon.

The unusually heavy December snow storm caused flurries in New Orleans and dumped several inches in parts of Mississippi and Alabama.

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