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Roads clearing, but snow and chilly weather remains
Area under wind advisory until 6 p.m.
Snow falls Saturday afternoon along Etowah River Road in Dawson County. - photo by Tom Reed

National Weather Service forecast

Today: A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with gusty winds and a high near 31. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, gusty winds, low around 20.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 36.


The following closings, cancellations and delays have been reported to The Times.

  • UPDATED: Hall County compactor sites are closed today.
  • Free Chapel services cancelled
  • Harmony Street Baptist Church services cancelled
  • New Haven Church services cancelled

A winter weather advisory has expired, but a wind advisory remains in force until 6 p.m.

Also, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City has said that area residents can expect scattered snow showers and flurries through the afternoon.

Isolated areas may get up to a half inch of additional snow, according to a special weather statement that covers a wide swath of North Georgia, including Hall.

"However, most areas will only see a trace," the statement says.

Hall County’s main roads are clear — or even dry, thanks to brisk winds — but the white stuff will be here for a while, thanks to bone-chilling temperatures.

A few people are taking advantage of the historic white Christmas to toss a few snowballs, sled down steep hills or just roll around in the snow.

Snow caused more problems farther north in the state.

The Georgia Department of Transportation was reporting this afternoon that Ga. 348 in White County is "ice covered and closed" until Monday.

Also, widespread icy patches were reported on Interstate 85 in Jackson County earlier in the day.

Hall County also remains under a "hazardous weather outlook, with isolated icy road conditions expected, particulary as darkness falls and temperatures plummet.

Motorists particularly should be careful traveling on bridges and overpasses.

Tonight’s low is expected to drop to 19 in Hall County.

Temperatures are expected to warm up slightly on Monday, with the high to reach the mid-30. Also, sunny skies are in the outlook through Wednesday.

The mercury also is forecast to rise as the week progresses, hitting 59 on Saturday. A chance of rain is expected to return Wednesday night.

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