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Thousands still without power after storm

Saturday marked another day of snow and ice in metro Atlanta. Also, there were steps toward recovery. Here’s a recap:

[6:53 p.m.]: Several churches have called off or delayed services and activities Sunday; here’s a list, from Channel 2 Action News.

[5:57 p.m.]: As of 5 p.m., about 80,000 customers were without power, Georgia Power said.

[3:15 p.m.]: About 149,000 customers of Georgia EMCs were without power at 3 p.m., up from 96,000 this morning, spokeswoman Terri Statham said. A second round of storm activity overnight and in pre-dawn hours caused thousands of new outages. The storm caused heavy damage in Cobb, Carroll, Cherokee, Douglas, Paulding and Union counties.

[2:20 p.m.]: Mail will be delivered Sunday in metro Atlanta in areas with streets and mailboxes that are safely accessible, the U.S. Postal Service said in a statement. “Postal employees make every reasonable effort to deliver the mail in many difficult weather conditions,” District Manager Sam Jaudon said. “At the same time, we must ensure the safety of our carriers along their routes.”

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[1:35 p.m.]: Crews are working to repair more than 2,400 cases of damage and trouble, including broken poles and lines, which has led to widespread outages, Georgia Power said. As of 12:30 p.m., about 130,000 customers were without power.


[12:08 p.m.]: Some estimated snowfall totals: 12 inches in Lost Mountain (Cobb County), 10 inches in Cartersville (Bartow County), nine inches in Douglasville (Douglas County), according to Channel 2.


[11:06 a.m.]: Crews are working as quickly and safely as possible with more heading in from Middle Georgia to help, Cobb EMC said.


[10:45 a.m.]: A winter weather advisory for metro Atlanta ended at 10 a.m. Saturday. Snow also stopped falling in many areas about that time, Channel 2 reported.

[9:58 a.m.]: At 9 a.m., 490 Jackson EMC members were without power in Hall (340), Lumpkin (148) and Gwinnett (two) counties, a spokeswoman said.

[9:34 a.m.]: About 140,000 Georgia Power customers are without power statewide as of 9 a.m., a spokesman said. Since noon Friday, crews have restored power to more than 130,000 customers.

UPDATE [9:02 a.m.]: Wind chills are expected to be in the 20s and low 30s, Channel 2 Action News reported.


ORIGINAL STORY: The storm that dumped inches of snow across metro Atlanta and North Georgia on Friday —  closing schools, knocking out power and making some roads impassable — isn’t over.

More snow is expected to fall Saturday morning, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls said.

Also, roads in the area still are affected.

RELATED: Georgia DOT: Stay off the roads

“There’s a major concern for patchy ice,” Walls said, particularly on secondary roads. “There will be slippery road conditions.”

About 7 a.m., the temperature in Atlanta was 33 degrees. It was expected to rise to 36 by noon and 38 by 5 p.m.

MORE: A look at Friday’s snow-related events

However, significant accumulation of snow is not expected Saturday.

“The end is indeed in sight,” Walls said.

Snow should be ending about 10 a.m., Walls said.

Also, a winter weather advisory that is in effect for metro Atlanta is scheduled to expire at 10 a.m.

Thousands of people still are without power. As of about 6:45 a.m., Georgia Power reported about 109,800 affected customers. Georgia EMC reported about 96,000 customers without power statewide.

MARTA will operate regular rail and bus service Saturday, a spokeswoman said.

— Please return to AJC.com for updates.

MORE: For a detailed weather forecast, check the AJC’s weather page.

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