Clarke, other schools closed again Wednesday, UGA, UNG, Athens Tech have late start

The University of Georgia closed due to Tropical Storm Irma in Athens, Ga., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. UGA was also closed Tuesday due to the storm. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

Power outages in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma will force some school systems and one college to be closed for a third straight day Wednesday, while three colleges will begin the school day later than usual.

 

Most government offices plan a normal operating schedule, but some units may not be open. Athens’ Bear Hollow Zoo in Memorial Park will be closed for repairs, and the Athens-Clarke County Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials facility will be closed so work crews can use the facility as a staging area for clean-up. Oconee County Veterans Park closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday until further notice because of its power issues; a note on the county’s website directed citizens to check back at 2 p.m. Wednesday for an update.

Below are school announcements received or posted.

DELAYED

The University of Georgia, the University of North Georgia and Athens Technical College will start the day at 10 a.m., with UGA Campus Transit beginning operations at 9 a.m. Athens Tech’s Greene County campus will be closed because its power remains out.

CLOSED

Jefferson City Schools

Clarke County Schools

Oglethorpe County Schools

Piedmont College

OPEN:

Madison County Schools

Commerce City Schools

Oconee County Schools

Jackson County Schools

Barrow County Schools

Athens Academy

Athens Christian School

Prince Avenue Christian School

Click the image to see more photos of clean-up efforts in Athens.

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