More Snow For Georgia
By midmorning, a couple inches of snow had fallen across north Georgia as a cold rain turned to snow in the Atlanta metro area. The National Weather Service on Tuesday morning was also reporting about 2 inches of snow in the north Georgia mountains, where more than a dozen school districts had already called for a day off.
Forecasters have revised a winter storm warning to cover an area north of a line from Carrollton to Atlanta to Athens. The warning extends until midnight. Projections are for accumulations of between 2-5 inches for the Georgia mountains.
Weather service meteorologist Brian Lynn said the Atlanta area was poised to get its fourth "measurable snowfall" of the winter. The metro area generally gets one to two measurable snowfalls per year.
Before Tuesday's snow, Atlanta had gotten 4.2 inches of snow, nearly double its normal 2.4 inches.
Hundreds of flights in and out of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport have been cancelled in response to the weather.
Concerning Georgia roadways, state Department of Transportation crews are monitoring any trouble areas. A spokesman says in northwest Georgia, scattered icy patches have been reported along a stretch of I-75 north and southbound in Catoosa, Whitfield and Gordon counties.
More than 75 GDOT workers with 35 trucks equipped with snow plows and hopper spreaders continue their work to keep the interstates and state routes open and safe for the traveling public.
GDOT urges motorists to slow down and be aware of black ice, especially on bridges and overpasses.
Contributors: Associated Press
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