- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - The latest on the snow and ice expected to hit north Georgia as part of a large storm system moving toward the East Coast. (all times local)



Authorities say at least 4,200 customers are without power throughout Georgia.

Georgia Power spokesman John Kraft says much of the outages customers experienced Saturday occurred in the concentrated areas of northeast Georgia and metro Atlanta. The metro area had more outages with 2,600 while the northeast part of the state had 1,500 customers without power.

Since the storm began early Friday, Kraft says Georgia power crews have restored power to more than 66,000 customers statewide in total.

Kraft says much of the new outages are because of the continuing winds, which are knocking down trees over electrical lines.


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Forecasters say northeast Georgia more snowfall fell during the overnight, accumulating up to eight inches of snow in the area.

Meteorologist Carly Kovacik says Rabun County received much of the snowfall in the far north area of the state on Saturday. Kovacik says the winter storm warning will expire at 7 p.m.

After the warning expires, Kovacik expects some lingering slick spots and winds should subside.

Metra Atlanta experienced some snowfall during Saturday morning but Kovacik says nothing more than an inch. Kovacik says the winter weather advisory will end at 1 p.m.

Kovacik says the chance of snow will greatly diminish in the metro area, but could experience minor flooding the some rivers. But she says there should be some dry trends with roads expected to clear up throughout Saturday heading into Sunday.

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