The city of Conyers transportation department prepares Tuesday morning for winter weather. Here, Arnold Rutledge, right, loads a sand and salt mixture into the dump truck driven by Mike Yarberry that was laid on icy and snowy roads in Conyers. (Staff photo: Aimee Jones)

The city of Conyers transportation department prepares Tuesday morning for winter weather. Here, Arnold Rutledge, right, loads a sand and salt mixture into the dump truck driven by Mike Yarberry that was laid on icy and snowy roads in Conyers. (Staff photo: Aimee Jones)

photo

The horses at Wedgewood Stables on Dixie Road in Newton County are covered in colorful blankets Tuesday morning awaiting the snowfall that began in earnest early in the afternoon. (Staff photo: Aimee Jones)

photo

Zach McGahee of Covington tries to stay warm while chopping and loading wood for customers on Tuesday morning as they came to fill up their vehicles with enough wood to keep them warm during the snow storm. Mike Shirah, not pictured, and part of owner of Elm Street Pawn, located off Elm Street in Covington, said the pawn store began selling firewood six years ago. McGahee said customers had been steadily coming to stock up on wood Tuesday morning. (Staff Photo: Julie Wells)

photo

Snow begins to blanket streets and lawns in Olde Town Conyers in mid-afternoon Tuesday as students headed home from school, county offices closed and workers left early for the day. County offices were expected to re-open at noon Wednesday. (Staff Photo: Julie Wells)

The city of Conyers transportation department prepares Tuesday morning for winter weather. Here, Arnold Rutledge, right, loads a sand and salt mixture into the dump truck driven by Mike Yarberry that was laid on icy and snowy roads in Conyers. (Staff photo: Aimee Jones)

The horses at Wedgewood Stables on Dixie Road in Newton County are covered in colorful blankets Tuesday morning awaiting the snowfall that began in earnest early in the afternoon. (Staff photo: Aimee Jones)

Zach McGahee of Covington tries to stay warm while chopping and loading wood for customers on Tuesday morning as they came to fill up their vehicles with enough wood to keep them warm during the snow storm. Mike Shirah, not pictured, and part of owner of Elm Street Pawn, located off Elm Street in Covington, said the pawn store began selling firewood six years ago. McGahee said customers had been steadily coming to stock up on wood Tuesday morning. (Staff Photo: Julie Wells)

Snow begins to blanket streets and lawns in Olde Town Conyers in mid-afternoon Tuesday as students headed home from school, county offices closed and workers left early for the day. County offices were expected to re-open at noon Wednesday. (Staff Photo: Julie Wells)

By Aimee Jones