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Troup County Schools will be closed Tuesday, March 28, following severe storms

Severe weather moved through the area over the weekend.

ATLANTA — Heavy rains and flash flooding impacted those across much of metro Atlanta and north Georgia following severe weather over the weekend. 

Strong storms produced damage in areas west and south of Atlanta Sunday morning. Some storms remained severe throughout the day, bringing hail to many in the metro and causing roads to close due to fallen debris.

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8:15 p.m. | Troup County schools will remain closed on March 28. Employees are being asked to report to work as safely as possible. 

"We hope water levels, creeks, and streams will subside over the next 24 hours, and we can reopen schools on Wednesday, March 29. However, there may be situations that require alternative routes as roads are being repaired," the district said in a Facebook post. "The school system will continue to monitor road conditions and provide further updates as necessary. Thank you for your support and patience as we strive to ensure the safety and health of students and staff."

LaGrange, GA., March 27, 2023 - Today, Troup County School System officials have been in contact with the Troup County...

Posted by Troup County School System on Monday, March 27, 2023

6:15 p.m. | 11Alive SkyTracker video shows the storm damage around north Georgia.

4:55 p.m. | Gov. Brian Kemp said an EF-3 tornado touched down in Troup County on Sunday.


11:45 a.m. | A flood warning has been extended to tomorrow at 1:36 a.m. for the Oconee River in the Oconee County area.

11:43 a.m. | The NWS now says the dam has not failed in Spalding County but that it is "vulnerable to failure."

11:27 a.m. | The National Weather Service says the dam at Head's Creek Reservoir has failed:

"Flooding can be expected on roads such as West McIntosh Rd, Vaughan Rd, West Ellis Rd, Moon Rd, and potentially GA-16 in this area. Avoid these areas!"

RELATED: Residents near Spalding County reservoir asked to evacuate

11:01 a.m. | Flash Flood Warning issued for Spalding County until March 28 at 8 a.m.

9:53 a.m. | Trail closures in Alpharetta due to flooding:

9:30 a.m. | Flood warning issued for Flint River in Thomaston "until further notice."

9:20 a.m. | Residents in Spalding County are being evacuated in the vicinity of Heads Creek Reservoir due to the area seeing seven inches of rain, according to the sheriff's office.

This comes as a flash flood warning has been issued for Spalding until 3:30 p.m.

9:15 a.m. | A line of strong storms is hitting central Georgia - follow our sister station WMAZ for their coverage.

9:10 a.m. | A flood warning for Flint River in the Griffin area will run through Wednesday night (March 29) at 9:30 p.m.

8:55 a.m. | GDOT advisory about road closures across Upson, Troup, Meriwether, Spalding and Heard counties:

8:40 a.m. | Flooding across multiple roads reported in Spalding County, including Wani Road, Akin Road and Buck Creek Road between Rehoboth Road, Chapel Mill Road and Chuli Road. 

8:35 a.m. | A day after a tornado hit Troup County, the sheriff's office says the "major issue" this morning "outside of the obvious cleanup and recovery" is the flooding. They said there are "numerous roads" with standing water across traffic. 

8:10 a.m. | Several roads in Upson County are closed due to flooding, according to officials: 

Jones Rd
McCrary Rd
Dripping Rock Rd
Turner Lake Rd
Morgan Rd
Jeff Davis Rd
Old Alabama Rd (middle section between Jeff Davis and Pickard)
E County Road (beside Potato Creek)
E County Rd (near Cobbtown Rd)
Delray at N Delray

8 a.m. | Pike County Schools canceled Monday "due to severe weather and flooding in the area."  

7:44 a.m. | The following roads are closed due to flooding or trees down, according to Henry County EMA

  • Declaration Dr @ Constitution Dr
  • Medline Pl @ Greenwood Industrial
  • 400 block of Stroud Rd.
  • Indian Creek Rd @ Lester Mill Rd.
  • Old Jackson / Coan Dr
  • New Hope Rd./ Laney Rd.

7:41 a.m. | Tornado warning canceled ahead of scheduled for Meriwether, Pike, and Upson counties.

7:38 a.m. | Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Upson, Monroe, Crawford, Lamar counties until 8:15 a.m.

7:32 a.m. | The tornado warning has been extended to include the city of Thomaston.

7:11 a.m. | A tornado warning has been issued to Meriwether, Pike, and Upson counties until 8 a.m.

7:05 a.m. | Our stormtrackers are bringing you the latest updates on severe weather moving through the Atlanta area.

7:00 a.m. | Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Harris, Meriwether, Pike, Talbot, Troup, Upson counties until 7:30 a.m.

6:57 a.m. | There is a two-hour delay for Troup County School System employees due to weather conditions.

UPDATE: 6:57 A.M. There is a two-hour delay for school system employees as the weather continues to impact the area.

Posted by Troup County School System on Monday, March 27, 2023

6:32 a.m. | Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Monroe, Jones, Upson, Bibb, Crawford, Lamar counties until 7:15 a.m.

6:30 a.m. | Flooding has been spotted on Techwood Drive in Atlanta.

Credit: 11Alive

6:19 a.m. | Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Troup, Upson, Lamar, Monroe, Heard, Wheeler, Meriwether, Coweta, Pike Counties until 12:15 p.m.

6:10 a.m. | Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Troup, Harris, Meriwether until 7 a.m.

6:00 a.m. | Thomaston-Upson Schools will be closed today.

All Thomaston-Upson Schools will be closed today – Monday, March 27. After a thorough assessment of road conditions in...

Posted by Thomaston-Upson Schools on Monday, March 27, 2023

5:38 a.m. | Portions of River Green Parkway are shut down due to standing water, according to Duluth Police.

5:32 a.m. | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Talbot, Crawford, Taylor, Upson counties until 6 a.m. Monday.

4:31 a.m. | Downed trees have been reported on the I-85 southbound ramp to Shallowford Road.

2:49 a.m. | A river flood warning has been issued for Fulton County until 10 a.m.

1:00 a.m. | The Hall County Sheriff's Office is reporting multiple trees down and vehicles trapped at Old Federal Park.

Trees are down in the area surrounding Old Federal Park. Multiple vehicles are stranded inside and more trees may come...

Posted by Hall County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, March 26, 2023

12:49 a.m. | A flash flood warning has been issued for Spalding, Henry, Butts and Lamar counties until 6:45 a.m.



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