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Winter weather hits, schools closed

LIttle Mountain Golf Course, neighboring Panola Mountain State Park along Ga. 155, was a winter wonderland Tuesday afternoon. (Staff Photos: Jim Zachary)

LIttle Mountain Golf Course, neighboring Panola Mountain State Park along Ga. 155, was a winter wonderland Tuesday afternoon. (Staff Photos: Jim Zachary)

Snow fell across the region Tuesday afternoon as schools, government offices and business closed.

The Henry and Clayton Country school districts announced they would be closed Wednesday as well, because temperatures were not expected to rise above freezing.

Roadways became treacherous Wednesday afternoon as public safety officials urged motorists to stay off the roadways.

However, as businesses and government offices closed around noon, the highways were flooded with vehicles and slippery road conditions created gridlock throughout metro Atlanta.