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Winter Storm Brings Atlanta Snow, Black Ice, Power Outages

Snow and ice left roughly 10,000 people in the dark Friday night, according to Georgia Power.
Snow and ice left roughly 10,000 people in the dark Friday night, according to Georgia Power.
Credit Mary Claire Kelly / WABE

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Sleet and snow started to land on the northern half of Georgia Friday and continued for much of the night and early Saturday morning.

Some areas saw between four to five inches of snow.

Metro Atlanta didn’t see nearly as much, although there are reports of black ice throughout the area.

Georgia Power spokeswoman Holly Crawford said roughly 10,000 people were left in the dark Friday night.

“Our damage assessment crews are going to get in, see what the damage is and start restoring power as quickly as possible,” Crawford said.

Nearly three years ago, a snow and ice storm crippled the area for nearly a week.  

Gov. Nathan Deal advised patience and caution as state emergency responders continue to repair the storm damage. According to a state press release, crews had brined and salted over 7,500 miles of roads from Thursday through Saturday morning, and were continuing to treat and re-treat the streets.

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Mary Claire Kelly contributed to this report