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Several icy spots reported in Metro Atlanta during morning commute

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All winter-related advisories have been canceled in North Georgia, but ice-related accidents continued to plague metro Atlanta's morning commute.

A fast-moving weather system moved across the region on Thursday, producing a mix of rain, sleet and snow.  While some snow managed to accumulate in extreme northwest Georgia, most of the precipitation did not stick to the ground in Metro Atlanta.

Several school systems in North Georgia were closed or had delayed starts.

Much colder temperatures moved in overnight, with below freezing temperatures mainly in the north Georgia mountains.  This combined with wet roadways to produce isolated spots of black ice, which is particularly dangerous because you can't see it.

Ice on I-75 south built up just south of the Allatoona Bridge.

A CBS Atlanta News crew crossed the bridge moments after the driver of an SUV lost control.

"Just driving around normally, and then all of the sudden was out of control and didn't know what had happened, what I had hit," said Jason Hartig. "I didn't ever spin. I kind of turned into the thing, but I kind of slid sideways along the interstate, so not a real good feeling."

A passerby helped Hartig push his car off the interstate. Luckily, he avoided a crash and wasn't hurt.

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