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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Isn't this a commuter school anyway?

Ice storm threatens Southeast; flights canceled

• Temperature dropping in Atlanta area; rain on radar
• Rain, sleet, freezing rain expected across Southeast
• Delta canceling about 200 flights to avoid passenger delays
• Airline is calling passengers to rebook flights

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- A winter storm aimed its chilly sights at north Georgia, poised to deliver an icy sheen Thursday to areas north of Atlanta as cold air from the west collided with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.

By 9 p.m., temperatures across the metro Atlanta area had dropped below freezing and were still falling. Light rain -- most of it not reaching the ground -- was observed on radar moving eastward into far western Georgia.

As of 5 a.m., the following North Carolina counties are under a severe weather warning, advisory, or watch: Alamance, Alleghany, Ashe, Carroll, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Grayson, Guilford, Henry, Iredell, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin.

The following county school systems are closed: Alexander (2 hr. delay), Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Guilford, Henry, Patrick, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes (2 hr. delay), Winston-Salem/Forsyth, and Yadkin (2 hr. delay). 140 closings total, according to WXII-12, and that number is growing every few minutes.

One would say this reaction is hilarious, considering that the weather advisory (at least for Guilford) is saying there will be around an inch of ice and three-eighths of an inch of snow, and not a flake has yet touched the ground. The Yanks are laughing at us Southerners right now. Ahhhh! An entire inch of snow! How am I going to find my car??

But that's not the point. I have a Biology exam in six hours and I don't want to go. Come on now Chancellor Sullivan, be a pal. Make my snow day.

5:23 AM - Orange, Franklin, Chatham, Vance, Johnston, Harnett, Wake, and Granville county schools are cancelled. Durham Public schools are out too.

5:42 AM - At least 11 community colleges, including GTCC, are out. 170+ schools so far.

6:08 AM - WXII-12 SAYS UNCG IS CLOSED! What?? That never happens. And who made the smart play by staying up late checking the closing times when he should have been resting for his exam? This guy, that's who. Now I'm going to bed.


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