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State of emergency issued for metro Atlanta due to winter weather

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Scattered snow will continue through the early morning hours in north Georgia as temperatures continue to fall. 

Closings

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PICTURES: Snow falls across metro Atlanta

Alerts

A winter weather advisory is in effect for north Georgia -- including metro Atlanta -- until Wednesday morning. The advisory means there could be enough snow to impact traffic. 

State of emergency

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for 83 Georgia counties due to winter weather. The state of emergency includes all of metro Atlanta.

“Following the latest update from the National Weather Service, and acting upon the recommendation from the state’s Emergency Operations Command, I’ve issued an executive order closing state government for non-essential personnel tomorrow,” said Deal. “The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will continue treating our roads and interstates. To ensure people’s safety and to allow GDOT to do its job, I urge people to remain home and off the roads. We will continue monitoring the weather and will provide updates as necessary.”

What to expect

While scattered snow is falling in parts of metro Atlanta, the activity is not heavy. We expect scattered flurries to continue tonight. The latest model data suggests additional snow could develop from Atlanta southward into the overnight hours.

All scattered snow is expected to end Wednesday morning. 



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