School, other delays announced ahead of possible slick driving conditions
11Alive Chief Meteorologist Chis Holcomb said we don't expect any winter precipitation, but could see slick spots as temperatures drop.
ATLANTA — As rain falls on Monday and temperatures dip below freezing overnight, there is some concern for slick spots on the roads in the early morning hours.
Already, Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that state offices will have a two-hour delay on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Now, some schools and some agencies have also announced delays and changes for for students.
11Alive Chief Meteorologist Chis Holcomb said we don't expect any winter precipitation, but could see slick spots as temperatures drop. He said he doesn't expect it will be widespread.
While we don't expect winter precip, our concern tonight is any water left on the roads overnight could turn slick as temperatures drop. We don't think it will be widespread, but be on the lookout overnight and morning for elevated surfaces to have some slick spots. #Storm11 pic.twitter.com/yh7Km1Upuj — ChrisHolcomb11Alive (@ChrisHolcomb) February 15, 2021
Meanwhile, the Georgia Department of Transportation said it would begin to brine roadways in parts of metro Atlanta in preparation of potential "flash freezing."
GDOT crews will be treating interstates, state routes, bridges and overpasses with salt on the west side of the city, until 7 p.m., and again starting at 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. After that, GDOT said additional crews will continue brining, as needed. Drivers, meanwhile, are being asked to avoid unnecessary travel in these areas.