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Bryan County Schools canceled Wednesday
Ice storm warning begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday
Snow fall predictions for coastal Georgia. - photo by National Weather Service

In anticipation of poor winter weather conditions, Bryan County Schools officials have decided to cancel school Wednesday.

"At this point we are planning to be in school on Thursday, Jan. 30. However, this may change depending on the progress of weather conditions," Trey Roberts, assistant superintendent of operations and student services, said Monday afternoon.

All schools will be open Tuesday, though all extra-curricular activities will be canceled. Additionally, all after school programs will close at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bryan County and the surrounding areas will be under an ice storm warning from 5 p.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Here is the latest advisory from the NWS:

... Ice Storm Warning in effect from 5 PM Tuesday to 5 PM EST

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued an Ice
Storm Warning... which is in effect from 5 PM Tuesday to 5 PM EST
Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations... inland southeast Georgia... including the Savannah 
Metro area.

* Temperatures... falling through Tuesday morning into the lower
30s with lows Tuesday night in the mid to upper 20s. 

* Impacts... significant ice accumulation will create dangerous
driving conditions for motorists... including first responders.
Damage to trees... power lines and even structures is possible.
Widespread power outages could produce life threatening

* Ice accumulations... one quarter to one half of an inch.

* Timing... Tuesday into Tuesday evening precipitation is expected
to transition to freezing rain and sleet as much colder air
spreads from north to south across the region. Precipitation
could then mix with or change to snow overnight Tuesday into
early Wednesday... especially inland. Precipitation should taper
off Wednesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

Significant ice accumulation will produce dangerous travel
conditions. Do not attempt to drive or walk. Ice accumulation
will damage trees and power lines. If you encounter downed power
lines... do not touch the lines because you could be electrocuted.
Report downed power lines to law enforcement or the power

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