Atlanta, Georgia governments closing early on Monday…because college football

State and local government in metro Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 8, Gov. Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Fulton County government officials announced.

They did not specifically say the early closure is because of the college football championship game pitting Georgia against Alabama in Downtown Atlanta.

The City of Atlanta will close at 2:30 p.m. Fulton County and state government will close at 3 p.m.

Agencies are also encouraged to allow employees with the ability to telecommute to do so, Deal said in a news release. Employees and visitors are also encouraged to use MARTA to travel on Monday. 

State and local governments will continue monitoring weather and will send additional guidance to employees as necessary. 

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