'Big deal' snow forecast triggers Chattanooga area school closings

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Hamilton County General Sessions Courts are open today.Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Blue Ridge, Cartersville, Dalton, LaFayette, and Rome will open at 10 a.m. today. The delayed openings are due to winter weather conditions.All roads in Jackson County are slick and snow covered. The state has not officially closed any roads but people are urged to stay home unless it is an emergency. Numerous accidents have been related to the weather. If you must drive, use extreme caution.North Georgia health district and all county health departments are closed today.Jackson County, Ala., authorities report that Alabama State Troopers have closed Alabama Highway 40 on Sand Mountain.The Jackson County Courthouse in Scottsboro, Ala., is closed for the day due to hazardous driving conditions, according to the county Emergency Management Agency.The