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OTC to close all facilities Wednesday
GSU, Bulloch County schools also close doors
W snow

Due to a Winter Advisory and the potential for hazardous road conditions Wednesday in the Service Delivery Area for Ogeechee Technical College, all College campuses and facilities will be closed Wednesday.  Everyone is encouraged to be safe, stay off the roads, and take precautions against the extreme cold.  Currently, plans are to open for business as normal on Thursday, but any change to that plan will be announced late Wednesday.  

Also, the following Georgia Southern locations will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 3:

      Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus in Savannah

      Georgia Southern University Statesboro Campus

      Georgia Southern University Liberty Campus in Hinesville

      Herty Advanced Materials and Development Center

      Coastal Georgia Center 

Only essential personnel should report to work.

Bulloch County Schools' faculty were to have training and planning days Jan. 2-3, as students remained on their holiday break through Jan. 4; however, based on the latest weather predictions available from the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency, Superintendent Charles Wilson has closed schools for all employees for Wednesday, and Thursday's student return for students is pending. Wilson will make a decision about Thursday's schedule by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

 The school system notified employees and parents Tuesday evening and encouraged them to watch for school news updates about possible closings or delays by phone and email via the district's electronic messaging system, or monitor the district website, social media, and local media. 

 When school does resume for students, it will be colder than normal. Bus drivers will inspect and crank buses early, prior to morning routes to ensure they are operating and warm for students. Due to the extremely cold temperatures, parents are asked to dress students warmly and consider allowing them to wait inside homes or vehicles until buses arrive at bus stops.  Also, bus routes may run slightly later due to this, so allow for extra time.  The colder weather may also affect traffic for car riders, so use caution and allow for extra travel time.




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