Cobb County snow: What’s closed, canceled or postponed?

Metro Atlanta remains under a winter storm warning as some areas, including Cobb County, could see up to 4 inches of  snow accumulation. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM



Metro Atlanta remains under a winter storm warning as some areas, including Cobb County, could see up to 4 inches of  snow accumulation. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Cobb County residents are starting to see a wintry mix roll into metro Atlanta and some areas could see up to 5 inches of snow, according to the latest forecast.

Of course, residents flocked to the grocery stores in preparation and school and office early closings came in one after another on Thursday and Friday.

It’s hard to keep track of all the closings, so here’s a list handy list of closures, cancellations and more in Cobb.

Metro school closings and early dismissals:

Update: Cobb County has canceled class for Jan. 9.

Cobb County Schools dismissed students two hours early Friday ahead of the snow. The county also postponed its weekend Magnet admission exams.

Marietta City Schools sent their students home early Friday along with its weekend activities.

For local universities, Kennesaw State University closed at noon Friday and will remain closed Saturday, according to school officials.

Government offices closures and possible road closings

Cobb County officials on Thursday had their new $1 million equipment ready to salt the roads in preparation of the system. Residents can track which roads have been treated with Cobb commute tool.

Austell offices closed at 1 p.m. on Friday and expect to make a call on treating roads sometime Friday evening.

Acworth police are preparing for roads to be iced over and dangerous.

Chief Wayne Dennard said in his 14 years of policing  in Acworth, he expects the following roads to attract some ice: Blue Springs Road, Cowan Road and State Road 92 near Lake Acworth.

His officers will carry donated quilts to give to any stranded motorists they find.

The chief said as long as everyone follows the rules, it could be a lovely weekend.

“If we can get everyone home from work today, it’ll be a fun snow day tomorrow,” he said.

Kennesaw nor Marietta announced that they closed their offices early.

Pam Davis, spokeswoman for Kennesaw, said the parks and recreation department might have to cancel room rentals at some facilities. Kennesaw treated its roads during the day.

Marietta held off on treating its roads for fear that all the salt would wash away with the rain, said Lindsey Wiles, Marietta spokeswoman.

Attractions and events

Kennesaw Mountain closed early Friday and altered its hours for Saturday and possibly Sunday.

The state's annual "Bring One for the Chipper" tree recycling event has been extended at Home Depot locations.

Meanwhile, Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre said bridal shows, online gaming expo and other events are still on despite the winter weather.

The Southern Museum in Kennesaw posted on its website at noon Friday for folks to check back about closures, as it hadn't made a decision.

Another Kennesaw attraction, the Smith-Gilbert Gardens posted on Facebook to check back about closing.

A winter storm warning will go into effect for north Georgia Friday as a winter storm is expected to bring up to 4 inches of snow this weekend.