Latest Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Two-hour delay for Floyd, Rome, Saint Mary’s schools on Tuesday; Bartow, Gordon schools closings. More roads closed. 1.8 inches of rain so far, at least 2.25 more on the way. Flood concerns continue. Severe weather possible Wednesday night.

Latest Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Two-hour delay for Floyd, Rome, Saint Mary’s schools on Tuesday; Bartow, Gordon schools closings. More roads closed. 1.8 inches of rain so far, at least 2.25 more on the way. Flood concerns continue. Severe weather possible Wednesday night.

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CLOSINGS AND DELAYS

  • Floyd County Schools: Due to potential flooding that could create unsafe road conditions tomorrow morning, Floyd County Schools will be on a 2-hour delay for all staff and students. For example, if your school normally starts at 7:50 a.m., it will open at 9:50 a.m. tomorrow. Schools will dismiss at their regular time. CCA students from AHS and CHS that drive to school are to report directly to their high schools at 11:45 a.m. CCA bus riders at CHS and AHS should report directly to their school’s auditorium upon arrival.
  • Rome City Schools is delaying classes tomorrow, for students and staff, February 11, 2020 due to potential flooding. Classes will start two hours later than normally scheduled class start times for all RCS schools.
  • Saint Mary’s Catholic School will have a two-hour delay. Dropoff begins at 9:50 a.m., bell rings at 10:15 a.m.
  • Bartow County Schools closed Tuesday. Transportation officials and county agencies have recorded 15 road closures, and more rain is expected overnight. Again, out of an abundance of caution, school is closed tomorrow. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority.
  • From Calhoun City Schools: Due to significant flooding expected across the area throughout the evening and overnight, Calhoun City Schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 11. Twelve-month employees should plan to report on a two hour delay while giving consideration to safety of travel.
  • From Gordon County Schools: Due to significant flooding expected across the area throughout the evening and overnight, Gordon County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 11. Twelve-month employees should plan to report on a two-hour delay, while giving consideration to safety of travel. No other staff will report.
  • Polk County Schools to start classes at 10 a.m. Tuesday because of rain/flood concerns.
  • Trion City Schools will be closed Tuesday.
  • Two-hour delay for Cherokee County, Ala., schools.

ROAD CLOSURES

8 p.m. update, Floyd County Public Works: The following roads are currently closed at various points.
 
– Thomas Bluff Road – 900 block near County Line
– Collier Road – access past 100 block should come from the north loop
– Bert Road – south of Dempsey
– Dugger Drive – near Highway 27
-There are dozens more with high water or partial lanes under water. Reeceburg Road, Old River Road and Old Dalton Road are a couple of examples and any of these can change quickly, so please allow more time if you need to drive before daylight.
8:20 p.m. Gordon County road closures:  Sam Hunt Rd, McDaniel Station Rd, Water Tank Rd, Beamer Bottom Rd, Langford Rd, Beamer Circle Rd, Thomas Bluff Rd, Miller Ferry Rd, and Mauldin Rd SE
THE LATEST
  • Flash flood watch, now through 7 p.m. Tuesday: Another 2.25 inches due through Wednesday morning.
  • Severe weather Wednesday evening/Thursday: Damaging winds, more rain and even a few tornadoes are possible because of a cold front moving this way. We could be at an enhanced risk of downed trees (power) because the ground already is saturated from the flooding rain.
  • Floyd County roads:  From Floyd County Public Works: We have opened Old River Road but there is water partially in one lane. We will monitor throughout the day while waiting on updates on dam releases upstream that could require it to be closed at any time. That leaves us with only two roads closed: Thomas Bluff Road – 900 block near County Line; Collier Road – access past 100 block should come from the north loop

RAINFALL totals, 4 a.m. through 9 p.m. Monday

  • :Rome: 1.81 inches.
  • Cartersville: 1.80 inches.
  • Calhoun: 1.62 inches.

 


Latest flooding concerns for area waterways: Click here for latest specific updates.

  • Armuchee Creek near Armuchee affecting Floyd County.
  • Coosa River, Lock and Dam Park.
  • Coosa River, Plant Hammond.
  • Oostanaula River near Resaca affecting Floyd and Gordon Counties
  • Oostanaula River, near Calhoun affecting Gordon County.
  • Oostanaula River near Rome US Hwy. 27 affecting Floyd County (see above graphic).

 


FORECAST

Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Areas of fog. Low around 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tuesday: Showers. Areas of fog before noon. High near 65. South wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night: Showers, mainly after 1am. Low around 56. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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