Snow in Gwinnett: Closures and delays abound, roads icy and unsafe


Snow in Gwinnett: Closures and delays abound, roads icy and unsafe

“There isn’t anywhere that is safe to drive at the moment,” Gwinnett police Sgt. Jake Smith said around 8 a.m. Little had changed by the afternoon.

Gwinnett County Public Schools will be closed again Thursday. Students will have a second consecutive digital learning day.

Gwinnett police and emergency personnel had responded to hundreds of incidents.

Gwinnett County students had a digital learning day Wednesday, and Gwinnett County government offices eventually decided to close after initially planning a delayed opening. County library branches were also closed.

Trials and hearings were cancelled altogether, as was trash pickup in unincorporated Gwinnett. Lilburn, Lawrenceville and Norcross cancelled trash pickup for Wednesday, too.

The Mall of Georgia and Sugarloaf Mills both announced they would close at 5 p.m., four hours early.

Several Gwinnett cities delayed opening their offices or closed them altogether. Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Duluth and Norcross have closed their city halls for the day.  Sugar Hill planned to open at 10 a.m.

Lawrenceville City Court will be closed all of Wednesday, and Duluth Municipal Court and Parks and Recreation events have been canceled.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta urgent care centers in Gwinnett County are closed for the day, as is Gwinnett Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Emergency rooms at area hospitals remain open for immediate medical needs.

Gwinnett County Transit Express routes were cancelled. Local bus routes were originally delayed until 10 a.m. and later cancelled for the day.

Roads were dangerous.

Gwinnett County police continued to urge people to stay home Wednesday afternoon. Smith, the police sergeant, said there were “several” road closures throughout the county.

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