Georgia Department of Transportation is monitoring possible winter weather in northwest Georgia and offers safety tips for motorists as snow and ice move in.
Thursday, January 17
The Georgia Department of Transportation in Cartersville is gearing up for possible winter weather in northwest Georgia. Here's a press release from District 6, which covers Bartow, Cherokee and Paulding counties: The first batch of the 2013 winter weather is expected to hit Northwest Georgia late this afternoon and evening with the mountains getting some snow accumulation. This fast approaching winter weather episode is a reminder for the state that despite the relative warm weather of the last two weeks, Old Man Winter is here and may stay for some time. For crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation in Northwest Georgia, that means the potential for long days and even longer nights keeping the roads clear and safe for the …
A winter storm could switch widespread rain to snowflakes on Thursday, but little to no accumulations are expected in Canton, according The National Weather Service.
Winter storms are possible in Canton and across north Georgia on Thursday and into Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a winter storm watch for the area. Meteorologists say widespread rain should switch over to the white stuff sometime Thursday afternoon or evening, but the heaviest snowfall would be in the north Georgia mountains. The winter storm watch—in effect for Cherokee and other counties from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning—means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Locations north of a line from Carrollton to Atlanta to Jefferson could see an inch or less of snow, while accumulations in the northeast and northwest Georgia …