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Government services resume after storm
Delayed meetings, projects to be rescheduled
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The Green Street Post Office was open for business Friday and empty parking spaces were hard to find. - photo by NAT GURLEY
After three days of closures, local government reopened Friday to begin assessing the full impact of the snow and ice storm on operations, all while handling a backlog of administrative work and requests for services from residents. Public safety agencies reported no major increases in motor vehicle accidents and calls for service during the storm, thanks in the large part to the fact that residents heeded warnings and stayed off roads at the height of the storm Tuesday and Wednesday. Hall County Fire Services spokesman Scott Cagle said there were 3,281 calls for service from early Tuesday morning to 1 p.m. Thursday, with 93 of those calls pertaining to accidents and wrecks.