Temperatures fell to 10 degrees before dawn in Marietta, Cartersville and Rome and 12 in Atlanta as an arctic blast of frigid weather brought the coldest temperatures in a year to Georgia.
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Chicken farmer Jeremy Brown had 171,000 peeping reasons to worry about the frigid weather and a crunch in the propane industry as the sun began setting Thursday and temperatures headed toward the teens.
Fountains froze over, a 200-foot Ferris wheel in Atlanta shut down, and Southerners had to dig out winter coats, hats and gloves they almost never have to use.
Temperatures plunged to 6 degrees above zero in Atlanta and 6 degrees below zero in the north Georgia mountains as the coldest air in years settled over the state.
Tuesday forecasts call single digit temperatures in Atlanta on Tuesday.