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Snow still falling across Hall County
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Snow covers trees in 2017 in this Times file photo. - photo by David Barnes

Snow will continue until at least 10 a.m. this morning across Gainesville and Hall County, according to the National Weather Service.

It will remain cloudy through mid-morning before gradually clearing with a high near 40 degrees. Snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible today, bringing the storm’s total accumulation to between 3-4 inches locally.

With little ice accumulation, Georgia Power is only reporting about a dozen outages across Hall County Saturday morning, while Jackson EMC reports that approximately 100 customers are without power.

Local law enforcement reports only a few minor motor vehicle accidents resulting from the storm and a few downed trees.

But that could change as snow melts this afternoon before freezing temperatures return Saturday night.

Casey Ramsey, interim director of the Hall County Emergency Management Agency, said public works crews will be busy Saturday clearing secondary, neighborhood streets of snow.

“The intent today is to get as much done as possible,” he added.

Ramsey said there is concern about black ice developing on roadways overnight and that officials will continue to monitor the situation.

“If you don’t have to be out, don’t be out,” he said.

Motorists are urged to report any icy road conditions to Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.

All Hall County and Gainesville government facilities, including community centers, the landfill, animal shelter, compactor sites and libraries will remain closed throughout Saturday.

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