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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 8:01am

Winter Weather Price Tag: $25M

Georgia’s top insurance official says $25 million is the price tag for the recent snow and ice storm to sweep the northern portion of the state. That number reflects insured losses, including damage to cars along with homes and businesses.

State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine says more than 4,500 claims were reported. Oxendine says auto damage was especially heavy with multiple-vehicle accidents across the north Georgia region.

State insurance officials remind Georgians that they can call the Consumer Services Division at 404-656-2070 or, outside the metro Atlanta area,
1-800-656-2298, if they have questions about a claim, or if they are experiencing difficulty reaching their insurance company. Phone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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