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Forsyth County delaying start of school Friday due to threat of icy roads
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The threat of icy roads has forced local schools to delay Friday, Feb. 21.

Forsyth County Schools are delaying the start of school by two hours, the school district announced in an evening email.

School buses will pick up students two hours from their normal schedule, the district said, while schools will dismiss at their regular times

Forsyth County and North Georgia is under a winter weather advisory through 1 a.m., Friday. Black ice is possible as winter precipitation moves through the region and temperatures drop at or below freezing, according to the National Weather Service. 

Some portions of the region could get up to 2 inches of snow or even more at higher elevations.

Katie Strickland, the Georgia Department of Transportation’s spokeswoman, said maintenance workers will begin their shifts at 7 tonight.

“We’re [GDOT] activating half of maintenance forces to come into work, and we’re stocked up on our salt water solution,” she said. “They’ll spread salt or gravel, depending on what needs to be spread.”