- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Winds are beginning to howl across much of Georgia, with gusts of 30 mph in Chamblee, a suburb of Atlanta, the National Weather Service reported.

In west Georgia, winds were gusting up to 28 mph in Columbus shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Strong wind gusts of around 25 mph were also being reported Wednesday morning in Gainesville, Macon and Vidalia.

The National Weather Service is projecting wind gusts of up to 30 mph across much of the state Wednesday.

Forecasters say the strong winds combined with heavy ice will exacerbate the potential for trees toppling.

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