September 2, 2014

Heard County braces for bitter cold

(Franklin) — Heard County school system officials made the call around 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon to cancel school once again on Tuesday for students and faculty members.

Twelve month school employees will report as usual, but the bitter cold forecast for late Monday night and Tuesday will give students another added day off for their Christmas break.

Other local government operations will also be affected by the weather as both Franklin City Hall and the Heard County Courthouse will delay opening until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The Heard County Water Authority will maintain normal hours of operation.

Temperatures across the state are expected to dip into the single digits Tuesday morning with sub-zero wind chill factors, and highs are not expected to go above freezing (32°) all day.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the West Georgia area. A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite or hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors… Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com and The Heard Citizen Facebook page for breaking weather news and other important updates.

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