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January 10, 2011

On Behalf of President Dr. Leland:
Dear Members of the Georgia College Community,

As I write this message, Baldwin County is experiencing six major accidents, blocking all lanes on HWY 22, 49, 112, 24, 243, and 212, and the Department of Transportation is urging people in our area to avoid travel while the icy conditions persist.  As temperatures drop well below freezing this evening, melted snow and ice will freeze again and additional freezing rain may exacerbate the situation.  GDOT urges motorists to stay off the roads until the ice melts, most likely sometime Tuesday afternoon.  In light of these circumstances, all public schools in the counties where Georgia College faculty and staff live now have announced that they will be closed on Tuesday.

For these reasons, I have ordered that Georgia College remain closed on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.  No classes will be conducted and only essential personnel will be required to report to work.  All other employees and also students are cautioned to avoid driving if at all possible and to watch for icy patches on sidewalks when venturing outside.

I know that all of us look forward to the delayed start of the new semester!
President Leland

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