Thu., February 10, 2011 8:07am (EST)

Fast Moving Winter System Leaves Ga.
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Georgia has already had several days of snowfall this winter season, including in December. (photo-Edgar Treiguts)
Georgia has already had several days of snowfall this winter season, including in December. (photo-Edgar Treiguts)
Snow fell across north Georgia overnight as predicted, but in metro Atlanta it did little more than coat lawns and roofs.

Across the state, accumulation totals were mainly one inch or less. Exceptions were in some far north areas of Georgia, according to the National Weather Service - 1.5 inches for Cedartown/Polk Co., Dawsonville, and Lumpkin County.

The Georgia Department of Transportation prepared to deal with icy highways early Thursday and sent crews out looking for icy patches.

Some icy spots were reported in north Georgia, and five school districts closed their schools for the day. Those districts were in Fannin, Morgan, Town, Rabun and Union counties. Other districts announced delayed openings.

A 10-vehicle pileup was reported in Forsyth County, north of Atlanta.

The snow was moving out of the state and temperatures were expected to reach the 40s during the day.


Contributors: Associated Press