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Your guide to January 2022 winter storm in and around Hall County
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A pedestrian crosses Broad Street in downtown Gainesville in strong winds Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. - photo by Scott Rogers

A winter storm moved in Saturday evening in Northeast Georgia bringing an average total of 3 inches of snow in Hall County, with as much as 6 inches in some northern parts of Hall. Crews were continuing to clear roads and restore power in affected areas Monday. Officials are urging motorists to be mindful of black ice throughout the early morning hours Tuesday


Latest weather

Areas in North Hall County saw as much as half-a-foot of snow, according to the latest reports from the National Weather Service. Snowfall measured 4.8 inches in Gainesville, 6 inches in Clermont and averaged about 3 inches across the county. 

There is some chance it could snow late Thursday night through Friday, according to the NWS, though there “is great uncertainty this far out in the forecast.” 

Road conditions

Hall County’s Emergency Management Agency worked all day Monday to clear roads. They prioritized major roadways before clearing residential streets. 

Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Melodii Peoples wrote in an email Monday that they are standing down. All state roads are now open, she wrote, and Northeast Georgia “is in the final clean-up phase of this winter weather event. 

Hall officials warned of melting snow and ice refreezing overnight and the possibility of black ice. Officials are urging motorists to be mindful of black ice throughout the early morning hours Tuesday.

Power outages

Local power companies update power outages on their websites. The following cover Hall County and much of the surrounding area.

Closings
Hall and Gainesville schools are closed Tuesday. Several other schools and universities have announced closures. View the full list.
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