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LIVE UPDATES: Snow, wintery mix to continue through this evening

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Snow has moved into metro Atlanta after blanketing northeast Georgia with several inches this morning.

Severe Weather Team 2 has been tracking the system as it began to move throughout the night and early hours Sunday morning. A wintery mix will continue through the evening hours in metro Atlanta.

High winds that knocked down trees and power lines across north Georgia will taper down in the next few hours.

LIVE Severe Weather Team 2 coverage as we track the wintry mix in your neighborhood and show you looks at the roads, on Channel 2 Action News.

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Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said temperatures are dropping and patchy ice will become more likely on roads in metro Atlanta. Drivers are urged to use caution and you should only travel if it is absolutely necessary.

Wet or slushy roads from snow and melted snow could refreeze overnight, particularly on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses.

LIVE UPDATES

6:24 p.m.

Gwinnett County Public Schools have announced that all athletic events scheduled for Monday are cancelled.

6:06 p.m.

Temperatures on the roads are now at or near freezing in metro Atlanta. You can expect black ice on bridges and untreated roads.

5:48 p.m.

Another round of snow is making its way inside the perimeter.

5:09 p.m.

GDOT wants to remind people to be extra careful if they have to go out tonight.

4:59 p.m.

Georgia’s electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) are reporting approximately 19,500 customers without power as a result of high winds, snow and sleet blanketing much of north central and northeast Georgia.

4:37 p.m.

Gov. Brian Kemp is urging Georgians impacted by today’s weather to stay in and off the roads:

4:23 p.m.

GSP is warning of icy conditions near GA 400 North at Lenox Road.

3:49 p.m.

Gwinnett County Fire releases list of problem areas across the county:

TREES ON STRUCTURES:

  • 1000 Block of Country Walk Court NE in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found a tree down across the front porch of the residence. No immediate threat to the occupants.
  • 1800 Block of Suwanee Ridge Court NW in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found a large tree fell into the home causing moderate damage.
  • 3000 Block of Holcomb Bridge Road NW in Peachtree Corners
  • Firefighters found a tree caused minor damage to a building at The Centre at Peachtree Corners Apartments. Crews were able to assist residents by clearing a path for ingress and egress.
  • 200 Block of Saint Simons Cove SW in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found a tree fell onto the roof of the home.
  • 3200 Block of Sir Gregory Manor NW in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found a tree fell onto the home.
  • 30 Block of Karen Camile Drive NE in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found a tree fell and caused moderate damage to the roof of the home.
  • 100 Block of Legion Drive NE in Buford
  • Firefighters found a tree fell onto the home causing moderate damage.
  • 5000 Block of Wydella Road SW in Lilburn
  • Firefighters found a tree fell onto the home.
  • 2100 Block of Boone Place SW in Snellville
  • Firefighters found a tree limb fell through the roof of the home.
  • 700 Block of Michael Lee Way NW in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found three trees down on the property. One tree fell across the driveway and two trees fell onto the home with only minor damage to the structure.
  • 5000 Block of Price Drive NE in Suwanee
  • Firefighters found a large limb and several small branches punctured through the roof of the home. Power was secured to the affected area.
  • 1000 Block of Country Walk Court NE in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found a tree fell and damaged the front of the home.

TREES/POWER LINES DOWN:

  • 400 Block of Russell Ridge Drive NW in Lawrenceville
  • Riverside Parkway NW/Lawrenceville Suwanee Road NW in Lawrenceville
  • 3000 Block of Revere Circle SW in Snellville
  • 200 Block of Ozora Road SE in Loganville
  • S Rockbridge Road SW/Juhan Road SW in Stone Mountain
  • 600 Block of Rock Springs Road SW in Grayson
  • Cannon Road SW/Centerville Rosebud Road SW in Loganville
  • 1200 Block of Beaver Ruin Road NW in Norcross
  • Johnson Road SW/Sugarloaf Parkway SW in Lawrenceville
  • Dunwoody Club Drive NW/Dunwoody Glen Court NW in Atlanta
  • 700 Block of Glochester Place NW in Norcross
  • Puritan Drive NE/Level Creek Road NE in Buford
  • 4900 Block of Mink Livsey Road SW in Snellville
  • 1500 Block of Pine Creek Drive NE in Lawrenceville
  • 2800 Block of N Bogan Road NE in Buford
  • 3000 Thompson Mill Road NE in Buford
  • Shiloh Road SW/Ross Road SW in Snellville
  • 100 Block of Wilson Avenue NE in Buford
  • 2700 Block of Crestworth Lane NE in Buford
  • 800 Block of Old Cumming Road NE in Buford
  • 2900 Block of Camp Mitchell Road SE in Loganville
  • 4400 Block of Amy Road SW in Snellville

TREES DOWN:

  • 3500 Block of Everson Road SW in Snellville
  • Interstate 985 NB, South of Buford Drive in Buford
  • Old Snellville Highway SW/Leisure Lake Drive SW in Lawrenceville
  • Moore Road NW/ Crofton Landing NW in Suwanee
  • Chandler Road SE/Tribble Creek Drive SE in Grayson
  • Spain Road SW/Johnson Drive SW in Snellville
  • 1900 Block of Heatherton Road NE in Dacula
  • 2500 Block of Collins Hill Road NE in Lawrenceville
  • 3800 Block of Tuggle Road NE in Buford
  • 1500 Block of Park Grove Drive NW in Lawrenceville

BLOWN TRANSFORMERS:

  • Hill Drive NW/Cardinal Lake Drive NW in Duluth
  • 3800 Block of Silk Leaf Way NE in Buford
  • 200 Block of Honeysuckle Circle NW in Lawrenceville

3:41 p.m.

Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management says it is starting to see some accidents from slippery conditions on the roadways.

3:25 p.m.

Severe Weather Team 2′s Brad Nitz says snow is falling in Northeast Cobb County.

2:12 p.m.

Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management reports that there is some snow accumulation on roads and bridges, which means the potential for black ice is increasing.

1:30 p.m.

Snow is starting to accumulate in Midtown at WSB-TV HQ!

12:25 p.m.

As of now, there have been 43 reports of trees and power lines down in Fulton County alone, according to the emergency manager.

11:30 a.m.

Roads are slick in Athens-Clarke County.

11 a.m.

Georgia Power said it has restored power to over 41,000 customers statewide, while a remaining 48,000 remain without power as of 11 a.m.

10:54 p.m.

Snow in metro Atlanta will continue into the evening hours. Here’s a timeline:

10:41 a.m.

A down powerline has all lanes blocked in both directions on SR 279 at Pleasant Hill Rd. Use extreme caution if in this area and seek alternate routes.

10:29 a.m.

The following roads are currently blocked in Sandy Springs: Spalding Drive at Dunvegan (telephone pole down) and Kitty Hawk Drive at Long Island Drive (tree down).

10:15 a.m.

It’s snowing in Midtown! Here’s the view from the WSB-TV headquarters:

9:35 a.m.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is advising people to stay off the roads as trees and power lines are beginning to fall across metro Atlanta.

Temperatures on the roads are also starting to drop, creating the possibility of black ice.

9:26 a.m.

A fallen tree is blocking the road and causing power outages in East Point:

8:51 a.m.

There are reports of trees down in Sandy Springs in the following areas: Spalding Dr. and Habersham Waters Rd./ Northridge Rd. and Colquitt Rd./ Spalding Mills and Ball Mill/ 300 block of Dalrymple Road/ Benton Woods Drive (between Glenridge Dr. & Tall Oak Dr.

8:23 a.m.

The Winter Weather Advisory has been expanded to include Troup, Henry, Spalding, Pike, Meriwether, Fayette, Coweta and Clayton counties.

8:20 a.m.

Forsyth County is reporting trees down on Dogwood Cir/Chattahoochee Rd, Pilgrim Mill/Antioch, Southers Cir./Riverside Dr, Dr. Bramblett/Matt Hwy, Pilgrim Mill/Holtzclaw, McGinnis Ferry/Old Alpharetta, Jot Em Down/Claude Martin and Jot Em Down in front of EFHS.

What you need to know today:

  • Many areas will switch from rain/mix over to snow later this morning and through the afternoon.
  • Some areas are already getting wind gusts up to 45 mph. These gusts could cause trees and power lines to fall.
  • Power outages will be widespread (especially north & east of Atlanta) later today.
  • Snow and ice combination could easily make for very hazardous driving conditions and slippery roads.

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Counties under a Winter Storm Warning include: Banks, Barrow, Chatooga, Cherokee, Clay, Dade, Dawson, Forsyth, Fannin, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Madison, Pickens, Rabun, Towns, Union, Walker and White.

Counties under a Winter Weather Advisory include: Carroll, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Floyd, Gordon, Greene, Haralson, Jackson, Morgan, Newton, North Fulton, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Polk, Rockdale, South Fulton and Walton.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Eboni Deon says to make sure to charge all of your devices as winds will continue to pick up.

Georgia Power and Georgia EMCs are already seeing thousands without power, mainly in the northeast counties.

WSB-TV viewers in Rabun, Hall, White and Gwinnett counties have sent in videos of snow falling in their neighborhoods.

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