Georgia Tech Will Not Delay Opening on Wednesday

UPDATED: Wedesday, March 3 at 5:00 AM

Georgia Tech Will Not Delay Opening on Wednesday

The Georgia Tech Police Department monitored road conditions overnight. This morning they report that the campus is clear. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to actively monitor weather reports and road conditions in their areas to determine whether it is safe to travel and to work with their supervisors and instructors if there are any concerns. As always, exercise your best judgment regarding when it is safe for you to drive to work or classes.

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 2 at 1:45 PM

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for much of North Georgia, including Fulton County and the Georgia Tech campus, until midnight tonight. Total accumulation is still predicted between 1 and 2 inches for the area, although most road surfaces have proven to be too warm to support much accumulation. The heaviest snow should end by mid-afternoon with light snow showers possible throughout the remainder of the evening. Temperatures tonight will drop into the upper 20s and may cause some icy patches on roadways. Winds between 10 and 20 MPH should help to dry excess water on the roadways, but icing cannot be ruled out.

Primary Hazards

The primary hazard will be from possible icy conditions Wednesday morning.

Next Steps

  • Unless there are significant changes in campus weather conditions, Georgia Tech will continue normal operations for the remainder of the day and into the evening. 
  • Individuals who live in areas of concern should work with their supervisors or instructors to determine the most appropriate course of action. 
  • The Georgia Tech Police Department will monitor road conditions overnight to make sure that the campus is clear. 
  • Faculty, staff, and students are also encouraged to actively monitor weather reports and road conditions in their areas to determine whether it is safe to travel.
  • Any changes in Georgia Tech's hours of operation will be disseminated through:  
    • the Georgia Tech Web site (www.gatech.edu)
    • Social Media (www.facebook.com/georgiatech & www.twitter.com/Georgia_Tech)
    • Inclement Weather Hotline (404-894-0500) 
  • As always, exercise your best judgment on when it is safe for you to drive to work.