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Gov. Deal forming severe weather task force in response to crippling storm


Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to announce on Monday the members of his severe weather task force.

On Friday, Deal and his staff invited various experts, professionals and government officials to participate in the team that will review the state's response to Tuesday's storm that crippled the region and recommend improvements.

As snow fell mid-morning Tuesday, schools and offices closed early, causing gridlock that stranded thousands of motorists and students in school buses into Wednesday.

During a news conference Thursday, Deal said he intended to conduct an internal review to "compile a new plan of action for similar events in the future."

CBS Atlanta's chief meteorologist Markina Brown accepted the governor's invitation to participate in the task force.

Meanwhile, the governor has instructed heads of the Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Emergency Management Agency and other state agencies to prepare reports detailing the mistakes made within the next two weeks. 

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