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School closings for Thursday due to Zeta

11Alive will update this story if more districts make announcements.

Several school districts have announced that they will either be doing virtual learning or cancelling school on Thursday, Oct 29, 2020.

See the full list on our  school closings page:

  • Atlanta Public Schools Closed Thursday; Delayed Start For Custodians, Maintenance Workers, and SROs. "Parents at charter schools should contact their school directly," the district said.
  • Alpharetta Christian Academy - Closed Thursday
  • Athens Tech College - Delayed till 10
  • Banks County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Barrow County Schools - Closed for distance & in-person learners Thursday
  • Bartow County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Buford City Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Butts County Schools - Two-hour delay on Thursday
  • Calhoun City Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Carroll County Schools - Digital Learning Day; Faculty and staff will report at 10 am, or when it is safe to do so.
  • Chattooga County Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Chattahoochee Tech - All campuses delayed two hours
  • Cherokee County Schools - Closed Thursday; No Digital Learning
  • Clark County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Cobb County Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Coweta County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Dallas City Schools  - Delayed 2 hours
  • Dawson County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Douglas County Schools - Digital Learning Day;  All employees who work 10 months will work from home. All other employees will report to their work location at 10:00 a.m.
  • Fannin County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Franklin County Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Floyd County Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Forsyth County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Fulton County Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Gainesville City Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Georgia Gwinnett College - All offices, facilities closed. Scheduled classes will be held online.
  • Georgia Northwest Tech College - All closed tomorrow
  • Gordon County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Griffin-Spalding County School System - Delayed Two Hours Thursday
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools - Digital Learning Day; 12-month staff members should report to work if it is safe for them to do so
  • Habersham County - Closed Thursday
  • Haralson County Schools - Closed Thursday; staff reports at 10:00 a.m.
  • Hall County Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Henry County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Kennesaw Sate University - Delayed till 10am
  • Lumpkin County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Marietta City Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Newton County Schools- Closed Thursday
  • North Georgia Tech College- Closed Thursday
  • Paulding County Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Polk County Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Rabun County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Rockdale County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Towns County Schools - Digital Learning Day; 12 Month Employees will report on a 2-hour delay.
  • University of West Georgia - delayed until 10 a.m.
  • White County Schools - Closed Thursday
  • Young Harris College - Closed Thursday until 5 p.m.

Widespread power outages are expected Thursday because of the heavy wind and rain from the storm.

Hurricane Zeta made landfall in Louisiana Wednesday. It was downgraded to a Tropical Storm around 2:00 a.m. before heading into Georgia later that morning.

RELATED: Zeta Live Blog | Tropical Storm Warning issued for north Georgia

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for much of north Georgia and Metro Atlanta for the overnight hours and into early Thursday. 

Parts of North Georgia and metro Atlanta had sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and wind gusts as high as 50 mph or more. 

The winds knocked down trees and power lines across the region during the early morning hours on Thursday. 

RELATED: North Georgia under Tropical Storm Warning with Zeta approaching Gulf Coast

Stay with the 11Alive StormTrackers for updated information and any advisories or warnings as they become available.


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