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Gordon Schools Closed Friday, Storm Cleanup Continues

Jan 31, 2013 -- 6:03pm

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

The storm that brought widespread damage to Northwest Georgia has prompted officials in the Gordon County School System to cancel all classes for a second consecutive day.

According to a spokesman for Central Office in Calhoun, all schools in the Gordon System will be closed on Friday February 1st. All 12-month employees are asked to report to work as normal.

Meanwhile the cleanup effort continues in Gordon as crews work to restore power to the approximately 1,000 customers still without it Thursday evening. Lieutenant Bo Nicholson with the Gordon County Fire Department says shelter is being offered for all storm victims at Belmont Baptist Church, an effort set up by the Red Cross. Food is being served to victims at Sonoraville High School. 

Some roads in Gordon remain impassible, including Beeson Road which was shut down for utility repairs Thursday while Highway 53 near Plainview Road has been reduced to one lane as crews complete work in that area.

All contractors looking for work in Gordon must first stop at the Fire Department headquarters near the outlet mall to get a permit. Contractors are also required to have a current business license and insurance.

Anyone seeking emergency assistance of food, shelter or other goods is asked to contact the Gordon Emergency Operations Center at 706-879-2850.

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