As Gwinnett County continued to thaw Thursday, governments and schools were taking precautions to keep drivers off the roads — which were starting to look “pretty good,” authorities said.
Gwinnett County Public Schools will remain closed Thursday and students will participate in a “digital learning day.” Georgia Gwinnett College will also remain closed Thursday.
Trials and court hearings were canceled but other Gwinnett County offices opened at 10 a.m.
Gwinnett County Transit Express bus routes were canceled Thursday, officials said. Local bus routes started at 10 a.m. and were running on a Saturday schedule.
Only one intersection in GCPD jurisdiction — Lee Road at Telida Trail near Snellville — was closed, a spokesman said.
U.S. 78 and Ga. 124 were clear of ice Thursday morning, Snellville police reported on their own Twitter account.
All branches of the Gwinnett County Public Library remained closed Thursday.
The city of Lilburn also announced a delayed opening, with the doors to its city hall opening at noon. Snellville, Suwanee, Duluth, Sugar Hill and Lawrencevlle city offices opened at 10 a.m.
While fewer roads had ice by Thursday afternoon, county police had responded to 1,140 traffic calls between midnight Wednesday and noon Thursday. Those calls included accidents, hit-and-run incidents and stranded motorists, Cpl. Michele Pihera said.
Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services also responded to more than 100 calls, most of them medical. The department responded to at least two fires Wednesday night: a chimney fire that displaced two and a kitchen fire that caused minimal damage.
Those numbers were drastically reduced overnight into Thursday. Early Thursday morning, Gwinnett police said they only had five active calls.
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