Closed: Robins, Bibb, Houston Public Schools; Macon City and Bibb Govt. Open 11 a.m.

8:19 PM, Jan 9, 2011   |    comments
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The state's largest employer is closing Monday due to the weather.

Robins Air Force Base is closed and all employees are excused from duty except for "mission-essential" personnel, says spokesman John Birdsong.

Houston County government, the city governments of Centerville, Perry and Warner Robins and Houston County Superior Court are all closed Monday, as well, according to a news release from EMA director Jimmy Williams.

Bibb County Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, according to Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Director Donald Druitt.

Houston County schools will also be closed Monday, according to a district news release.

Druitt spoke at a briefing at EMA headquarters this afternoon.

No students, faculty, or staff should report to school according to acting Bibb superintendent Sylvia McGee, who also spoke at the briefing along with Mayor Robert Reichert, Bibb Commission chairman Sam Hart and other officials.

With the forecast calling for a refreezing of precipitation Monday night, the district will meet again Monday afternoon to determine the status of school for Tuesday, according to McGee.

She said the concern was not only the weather, but road conditions and the safety of children waiting for school buses outdoors.

Also at the briefing, Bibb County's Chief Deputy David Davis said: "We ask people to stay off the roads." 

"Stay home, stay inside," Davis said.

News release from Houston County schools:

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA - The Houston County School System will be closed Monday, Jan. 10, due to inclement weather.  All schools and supporting offices will be closed.

Any extracurricular activities, such as games, band activities and field trips, are canceled. The Board work session scheduled for Monday evening is also canceled, but will be combined with the regular Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 1:00 p.m.in Perry.


News release from the Mayor's office:

City of Macon and Bibb County Employees to Report at 11 am due to Inclement Weather

Macon, GA, 1/9/10 - The City of Macon and Bibb County in light of the approaching inclement weather have decided to delay opening for business until 11 a.m. on Monday.  The forecasted storm is expected to bring both snow and ice to the Macon area in the overnight hours.  Employees who are responsible for emergency services are expected to report as normal, if need be check with your supervisor.  All other employees should report to work at 11 am.

"We are working to monitor the situation throughout the night and with the ability to err on the side of caution we decided to delay having most employees report and opening the respective governments till 11 am Monday," said Bibb County Commission Chairman Sam Hart.

"Our Emergency Management Agency has advised us of the forecast and with respect to public safety we feel the later opening will minimize travel when conditions could be hazardous" said Mayor Robert Reichert.

 

 

 

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