(Atlanta, GA – WAOK) – Restoration efforts are in progress Saturday after a mix of rain and snow fell across parts of central and north Georgia.
img 7079 Winter Weather Recovery Underway in Metro
Crews are working to restore power to hard hit areas. According to the Georgia Power website, as of 9 a.m. Saturday, approximately 140,000 customers are without power statewide.
img 7083 Winter Weather Recovery Underway in Metro

Georgia Power told WAOK they want to remind customers to keep safety first during severe winter weather conditions.

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After the Storm Safety Tips

  • Watch for downed wires. Downed power lines may be hidden by snow, debris or fallen trees.
  • Never touch any downed wire or attempt to remove tree branches from power lines – it can kill.
  • Don’t step in standing water or saturated ground where downed lines may be present. They could be electrified.
  • Avoid chain link fences. They may be electrified by a downed line out of sight and conduct electricity over great distances.

The National Weather Service of Peachtree City expects the winter weather to push east of the state by Saturday afternoon. The remaining light snow or flurries will dry up and end through midday.

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