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Posted: February 12, 2014 4:45 p.m.

STORM CENTRAL - closings and more

Newton County Public Works reports iced roadways and roadways blocked due to fallen trees or power lines, via the Covington-Newton County 911 Facebook page:

Newton County Public Works reports iced roadways and roadways blocked due to fallen trees or power lines:

***USE CAUTION***

Brown Bridge Rd & Salem Rd- area of Walmart, reports of ice on rdwy

Covington Bypass Rd & Flat Shoals Rd- in front of NCF Station 1 ice on roadway

Heaton Rd- near Broad St in Porterdale- ice on rdwy, use caution

Henderson Mill Rd & Davis Ford Rd- bridge at Bear Creek iced over

Hwy 11 N & I 20- overpass iced over use caution

Hwy 142 NE & I 20- overpass iced over, proceed with caution

Hwy 142 E & Hwy 11 S- proceed with extreme caution

Hwy 229 & Hwy 278- ice on rdwy- use caution

Hwy 229 & Cooper Rd- area of Doe Run, ice on rdwy

Hwy 278 & I 20- overpass iced over use caution

Hwy 278- All exposed surfaces (car hoods etc) are iced over

--reports of sleet on Hwy 278

Hwy 36 & Hwy 212- ice on rdwy, use extreme caution

Hwy 36 & Highpoint Forest Dr- ice on rdwy, proceed with caution

Flat Shoals Rd & Stone Ridge Way- ice on rdwy use caution

Kirkland Rd & Jack Neely- rdwys are iced

Kirkland Rd & Spring Valley Dr- ice on rdwy use caution

Kirkland Rd & Salem Rd: per NCSO Heavy sleet & alot of ice on road 

Salem Rd- multiple areas are iced over -proceed with extreme caution

**UPDATE**  13:59 02/12/2014

Brown Bridge Rd - iced over, avoid if possible

Christian Cir - at the bridge is iced avoid passing over

Clark St & Pratt St - in city iced, use caution

Geiger St NW - in city avoid travel, city workers are handling

Flat Shoals Rd - close to Hwy 36 side, not passable

I 20 W & I 20 E - lanes becoming more iced, fast lane almost not passable

Ivy St & Emory St- in city, iced use caution

Ivy St & Hendricks St- in city, iced, use caution

Kirkland Rd - entire road iced, avoid travel

Lakeview Dr - in city, use extreme caution

Washington St & Avery St - in city, iced use caution

Westview Dr - in city, use extreme caution

*State roads are in better shape than back roads, avoid back raods if possible -- use extreme caution on state routes as well*

CLOSINGS for Wednesday:

• Newton County Schools (will also be closed Thursday)

• Newton County government (will also be closed Thursday)

• Covington News offices - news tips and questions can still be sent to news@covnews.com.

• Georgia Perimeter College's Newton campus

• Social Circle Schools

• Rockdale County Public Schools

 

CLOSINGS for Thursday:

• Newton County Schools 

• Newton County government

•Georgia Piedmont Technical College

• Newton Mental Health center

 • Georgia Perimeter College's Newton campus

 

Other Resources:

Story about the upcoming winter storm

List of roads in Covington that stay in bad shape the longest

Public officials warn residents to stay off roads and prepare for possible power outages

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