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Winter storm here with ice, power outages

Cove Road closed Wednesday night due to slippery conditions, several cars were stuck there but have been moved.

Icing reported on local roads

trees with snow

From GEMA press release

(ATLANTA) -- All motorists are urged to stay off of the roads as the threat of icy conditions continues to increase throughout the day. Ice can be deceptively dangerous, difficult to anticipate, and extremely difficult to drive on. Bridges and overpasses will ice first.

GDOT's real time online monitor is showing icy conditions with lanes blocked at Highway 515 and 108.

Several reports from social media say the power is out in Bent Tree.

Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, in coordination with the Georgia Department of Public Safety and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), strongly cautions motorists to stay off the roads until conditions improve. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) ice storm and winter weather warnings remain in effect for the upper half of the state. Forecasters are predicting extremely hazardous conditions which will cause power outages and substantial structural damage due to falling trees and ice.



Residents outside of the storm warning area may also face the threatof icy road conditions.  A State of Emergency remains in effect for 9 counties.

GDOT will focus on keeping highways passable for emergency purposes only. The overall goal is to keep all roads passable, but the extent of that challenge is unknown as weather conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day.

Motorists who need to travel for emergency purposes are advised to reduce their speed, avoid GDOT trucks on the road and closely follow travel information as the weather system brings changing conditions.

Monitor real-time road conditions at Georgia 511 .





Randy Bodine
0 #1 Randy Bodine 2014-02-12 12:53
One-tenth to one-eighth inch of ice in Jordan's Crossing as of 7:30am this morning.

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