Publix stores in metro Atlanta closing early due to winter weather

Publix stores across metro Atlanta will close between 7 and 8 p.m. on Friday.

Credit: WSB-TV

Credit: WSB-TV

Publix stores across metro Atlanta will close between 7 and 8 p.m. on Friday.

If you haven’t been to the grocery store yet, it could be too late — if your nearest grocery store is Publix, at least.

Brenda Reid, a spokeswoman for the grocery giant, announced that all Publix stores in metro Atlanta will close early on Friday, between 7 and 8 p.m., because of Winter Storm Benji.

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Reid added that the stores will re-open between 8 and 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Publix locations in the following cities are affected by these hour changes: Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Bethlehem, Braselton, Brookhaven, Buford, Canton, Carrolton, Conyers, Covington, Cumming, Dacula, Dallas, Dawsonville, Decatur, Douglasville, Duluth, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Hoschton, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Lithia Springs, Lithonia, Loganville, Mableton, Marietta, Morrow, Newnan, Norcross, Peachtree City, Powder Springs, Rome, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Snellville, Stone Mountain, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Tucker, Tyrone, Villa Rica, Winder and Woodstock.

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