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'Smooth' holiday weekend ends with few incidents
No major accidents on lake or roads in area
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Area residents jammed Lake Lanier and recreational spots but kept things generally safe this Memorial Day weekend.

“Other than the normal calls, it has been smooth,” said Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada.

Sgt. Mike Burgamy, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources supervisor at Lake Lanier, gave a similar assessment.

“We’ve made a few arrests and we’ve had a few boating incidents with a couple of minor injuries, but other than that, it’s going pretty good,” Burgamy said.

The Memorial Day weekend ended without major incidents on Lake Lanier.

There was one boating incident Monday on the lake, according to DNR, and no boating under the influence citations were issued on Lanier, leaving the lake’s total of BUIs for the holiday weekend at six.

There were a total of five boating incidents on Lanier over the holiday weekend and three minor injuries.

Wind and rain kept activity somewhat quiet on several reservoirs Monday, rangers said.

As of noon Sunday, 13 people have died in traffic crashes in Georgia since the Memorial Day holiday travel period began Friday at 6 p.m. One fatal wreck was worked by the Georgia State Patrol in Toccoa and another one by the state patrol in Athens. Otherwise, the accidents took place in other areas of the state.

The holiday period ended at midnight Memorial Day.

The weather also stayed nice through the weekend, overcoming threats of storms spawned by Tropical Depression Beryl meandering across parts of Northeast Florida.