Metro Atlanta colleges, universities announce closures, delays Monday

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Metro Atlanta colleges, universities announce closures, delays Monday

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Metro Atlanta colleges and universities joined area school districts in closing on Monday because of icy weather forecasts.

Most colleges and universities in north Georgia are closed today, but the University of Georgia students won’t be getting much of a break.

In Athens, classes will be delayed only. The school whose football is playing for the national championship today will delay its opening until 10 a.m. Officials will continue to monitor conditions throughout the morning, so please watch for potential updates.

Georgia Tech will be closed Monday, along with several other metro Atlanta area colleges and universities.

Georgia Tech announced the closure just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, citing Gov. Nathan Deal’s announcement that non-essential state offices will remain closed Monday because of a National Weather Service winter weather advisory.

Clark Atlanta University and Spelman College announced Monday it will close at 2 p.m., citing the anticipated traffic influx from Monday night’s national championship football game between Georgia and Alabama, along President Trump’s motorcade. 

Georgia State University, Georgia Gwinnett College and Kennesaw State University also will be closed Monday.

“Because of inclement weather that will impact the morning commute, all Georgia State University campuses will be closed on Monday, January 8,” the university stated on Twitter, in a Sunday evening post.

Emory University, including Oxford College, will have a delayed start and will open at noon Monday because of expected weather conditions. 

Morehouse College will close at 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to a spokeswoman. 

Parts of Northern and Western Georgia — including Atlanta — are under an advisory, in effect until noon on Monday.  Freezing rain could cause icy roads. 

Commuters are also anticipating heavy traffic Monday afternoon because of the college football championship game between Georgia and Alabama and President Donald Trump’s visit to Atlanta.

Metro Atlanta school districts also announced they would be closed Monday. For a developing list of school closures, visit AJC.com.

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