The Colquitt County School System has announced it will close Wednesday, and extracurricular activities have been canceled for today as well. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Moultrie Technical College and Valdosta State University have also announced closures in response to weather.
In addition, the Colquitt County Health Department and Ellenton Clinic will close too.
An email from Colquitt County School Superintendent Samuel DePaul reads:
All Colquitt County schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 due to the weather. In addition, all sporting activities for Tuesday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 29th have also been cancelled. Updated information will be posted on the Colquitt County School System website.
In addition, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will close this afternoon. An email from the college reads:
Based on the most recent Natural Weather Service update, the decision has been made that all ABAC classes beginning at or after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28 are cancelled. The Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College campus will close at 4 p.m. All campus evening activities are cancelled for January 28 and 29. The campus will remain closed on Wednesday, January 29 and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 30 unless otherwise notified.
All dining services will remain open. The ABAC police department will also operate as usual and can be reached at 229.391.5060.
Should there be additional information, it will be shared via email, ABAC homepage and campus alert. An updated weather recording can also be heard by calling 229.391.5225.
Moultrie Technical College made the followinig announcement:
MTC Campuses will close at 3:30 today, meaning there are no night classes tonight (Tuesday). All campuses and Adult Education sites will be CLOSED all day on Wednesday. We will make a decision regarding possible Thursday closures at a later time.
Due to hazardous weather conditions, the decision has been made to close Valdosta State University as of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 28) and all day Wednesday, Jan. 29. This includes all classes and administrative offices. The university will reopen for normal operating hours Thursday, Jan. 30.
Palms Dining Center will remain open; all other food service facilities will be closed until university reopens Thursday, Jan. 30.
On Wednesday, Jan. 29, the Student Recreation Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the Student Union will be open noon to 6 p.m. (no food service in the Student Union).
Valdosta State officials will continue to monitor weather conditions and provide updates at www.valdosta.edu.
Additional severe weather information from Lowndes County and City of Valdosta:
From the Southwest Georgia Health District:
All county health departments, farm worker clinics and programs in Southwest Health District will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 29, due to hazardous conditions associated with the approaching winter storm.
In addition, the Ellenton Farm Worker Clinic will close at 5 p.m. today to ensure staff and patients will be able to avoid traveling in unsafe conditions.
The Decatur County Farmworker evening clinics provided in Cairo tonight and tomorrow night are canceled.
On Thursday, Jan. 30, Southwest Health District’s programs, clinics and health departments will be on the same operating schedule as their county schools. In other words, if the schools in a county are open, the programs, clinics and health department in that county will also open.
The district operations for Southwest Health District, which is located in Dougherty County, will be closed Wednesday and will reopen when Dougherty County School System reopens.
If power outages or other situations occur that result in a delay in opening individual programs, clinics or health departments, the public will be notified.
Please continue to check with local media or the Southwest Georgia Public Health District Facebook page for updates.
NOTE: Early County Health Department IS open for its regular hours of operation today, Tuesday, Jan. 28. We apologize for any confusion.