December 26th, 2022 – 8:20 PM
Staff Reports –
December 27th Update:
Snow fell across much of north Georgia yesterday evening, coating roadways. Some of the snow melted, creating slush which has likely turned into black ice as temperatures have fallen into the middle 20s to around 30 degrees. Black ice will be most likely on untreated roadways and bridges and overpasses. Morning commuters should remain extra cautious and be prepared for slick roads. Temperatures in the higher terrain may only approach freezing today. Outside of the higher terrain, temperatures should begin to rise above freezing by late morning.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory on Monday night as snow was reported in Floyd County, Gordon County, and Bartow County. Ongoing snow showers may create hazardous driving conditions across portions of northwest Georgia as air temperatures and road temperatures drop below freezing. Conditions will be especially dangerous on elevated roadways, bridges, and overpasses. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City is encouraging drivers to slow down and use caution while traveling as ice and slush may create slippery road conditions.