Timeline of Crisis

Posted:

Sunday, Jan. 26 –

3:12 a.m. – Winter Storm Watch issued for Central Georgia south of Atlanta*

Monday, Jan. 27 –

4:53 a.m. – Atlanta/Fulton County added to Winter Storm Watch

9:36 p.m. – Watch upgraded to Winter Weather Advisory

Tuesday, Jan. 28 –

3:38 a.m. – Advisory upgraded to Winter Storm Warning

10:30 a.m. – First snow begins falling in Atlanta metro area

11 a.m. – Parents begin picking students up from area schools

1:40 p.m. – Fulton Schools announces early dismissal for 1:45 p.m.

5 p.m. – Most middle and high schools still awaiting buses

9 p.m. – Schools begin plans to shelter 3,500 kids at schools overnight

Wednesday, Jan. 29

1 a.m. – 2,465 students remain in 65 schools across Fulton System

11:15 a.m. – 1,539 students remain in 48 Fulton schools

5:30 p.m. – All schools report clear of students

*from National Weather Service