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Georgia, SC brace for another winter storm

Governor declares state of emergency as storm looms

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 7:10 AM
Last updated 7:45 PM
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ATLANTA — With memories of thousands of vehicles gridlocked for hours on icy metro Atlanta highways fresh in their minds, officials in north Georgia prepared Monday for another round of winter weather, with the governor declaring a state of emergency for 45 counties.

Gov. Nathan Deal, who was criticized for his response to the Jan. 28 storm that paralyzed the metro area and left motorists stranded in vehicles overnight, tweeted Monday morning about the weather-related emergency declaration and said it would be expanded as necessary.

Snow, sleet and freezing rain are also heading for South Carolina and precautions are underway there.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather watch from 7 p.m. Monday through 7 p.m. Tuesday and a winter storm watch from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning for the metro Atlanta area.

The weather service forecasts that rain Monday night in north Georgia — including the metro area — will change to snow by Tuesday morning and will likely mix with sleet during the day Tuesday, and snow can be expected from Tuesday night through Thursday morning. Snow will likely accumulate on roads making driving conditions hazardous.

In the area around Atlanta, up to an inch of snow can be expected during the advisory period Tuesday, with an additional inch or two of snow and a tenth to a quarter inch of ice possible between Tuesday night and Thursday morning, the weather service says. Farther north, in the mountains, between 1 and 3 inches of snow can be expected during the warning period Tuesday with an additional 2 to 4 inches by Thursday morning.

 The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of the state Tuesday through Thursday.

In South Carolina bad weather is expected to begin Tuesday.

Up to 6 inches of snow are possible along the Interstate 85 corridor. Up to 4 inches of snow are possible elsewhere in the northwestern part of the state. About 2 inches of snow are expected in the central part of the state. About an inch of snow is expected in the Pee Dee.

Up to a third of an inch of ice is possible in the mountains. Up to three-quarters of an inch of ice is possible in the Midlands. Up to a half inch of ice is possible in the inland areas of the coast.

Emergency officials throughout the area have been urging residents to prepare their homes and vehicles.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/10/14 - 10:08 am
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Governor

Atlanta has had ice storms as long as people can remember. 2014 is the first time we've ever concluded that the governor was responsible for protecting us from those storms.

Or is it just because Nathan Deal has a primary challenge?

teaparty
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teaparty 02/10/14 - 11:08 am
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LL, we have become a nanny
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LL, we have become a nanny state and folks expect the gov't to take of them. Our forefathers would very ashamed of us.

GACopprhed
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GACopprhed 02/10/14 - 12:19 pm
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I would suggest you two go
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I would suggest you two go lay salt and gravel then

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/10/14 - 02:56 pm
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Yes the Gov should be way out
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Yes the Gov should be way out in front of these storms.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/10/14 - 02:57 pm
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I love second chances.
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I love second chances.

David Parker
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David Parker 02/10/14 - 03:15 pm
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Said on the TV that all

Said on the TV that all workers are excused as of 3:30 pm. Yall have a great week !

nocnoc
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nocnoc 02/10/14 - 05:26 pm
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Missing Person Alert !!!!

Please be on the look out for a Missing White Male.
Age 65,
Dark hair,
Varies 200 to 310lbs,
Usually seen dressed in $3000 Business Suits

He is know to attend numerous Environmental Activist meetings during the Summer months of whatever country he speaks in.

He is known to be somewhat delusional.

Recites: Global Warming Facts part of the year, and Global Change Facts the other 1/2 a year. Doing this over and over for years.

Has had previous mental breakdowns. In one case he thought he was the elected US President.

He goes by the name:

Al Gore

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 02/11/14 - 05:24 am
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The Grocery Economy is at an all time HIGH! Thank you Govenor Deal! Please salt the road so the trucks can get in to restock the shelves!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/11/14 - 07:29 am
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Up to 6 inches of snow are possible along the Interstate 85 corr

Dang..that is me...we are just a few miles from 85......we are waiting!

True about nanny state....we have had tough weather B4 & never have we blamed it on the Gov...pitiful.

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