Some schools close as north Georgia braces for ice and sleet
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ATLANTA (AP) — Some schools closed as a blast of winter weather approached north Georgia, bringing the potential for some ice and sleet.

Northeast Georgia appeared to be under the greatest threat of ice-coated roads. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for 10 counties in northeast Georgia, where up to a quarter of an inch of ice was possible. The area included the cities of Cleveland, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville and Blairsville.

Several school systems announced before dawn Friday that they would be closed for the day. They included Forsyth and Hall County schools in the northeast part of the Atlanta metro area.

Most of the Atlanta metro area and northwest Georgia were under a freezing rain advisory through 1 p.m. Friday.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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