Will Gwinnett Schools Hold Classes on Friday, Jan. 24?

Weather forecasts warn of sub-zero wind chill factors.

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The sub-freezing weather and wind chills forecast for early Friday (Jan. 27) again raise the question: Will classes be held in Gwinnett County schools?

As of now, it's business as usual, according to Jorge Quintana, spokesperson for the state's largest school system. The policy on severe weather, which is outlined on the system's website, notes that the decision to cancel classes is made before 6 a.m.

Forecasts for early Friday, when students will either be en route to classes or waiting for buses, is for wind chill temperatures to be as low as 10 degrees below zero. A National Weather Service alert says that "frost bite and hypothermia" could result in those conditions if precautions are not taken.

Should classes be cancelled, the system would post a message on the website.

Gwinnett schools already have lost one day to severe weather in 2013-14 -- Jan. 7. That class day will be made up on Feb. 17.

-- Patch will have updates on the Gwinnett weather situation.

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