WALB's Ryan Beesley reports on N. GA snow

WALB's Ryan Beesley reports on N. GA snow

ATLANTA (AP) - A winter storm has brought snow and sleet to north Georgia and forecasters say up to 6 inches could fall in some areas.

The National Weather Service says 3-6 inches of snow is expected in parts of north Georgia Wednesday. A winter storm warning in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday says a mix of snow and rain is expected to reach counties in the southern metro Atlanta region.

Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency and government offices closed early as precipitation began in the metro region. The weather also prompted flight delays, school closures and the opening of emergency shelters.

Forecasters are warning of potential for black ice throughout north Georgia overnight into Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to drop to the low 30s and high 20s overnight.

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