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Posted: May 20, 2013 8:15 a.m.

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Fog blankets much of Georgia in wake of storms

ATLANTA (AP) — Fog blanketed much of Georgia in the wake of storms that washed out roads in the northeast part of the state and led to rising streams and rivers.

Forecasters said a dense fog advisory was in effect through 10 a.m. Monday in north and central Georgia. It covered all of metro Atlanta and several Georgia cities including Athens, Blairsville, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon and Rome.

The National Weather Service said more than five inches of rain fell in some parts of north and central Georgia.

Officials in Hall County reported that several roads in the Flowery Branch area were flooded and impassable Sunday after seven inches of rain.

The rain was so heavy and constant that Lake Lanier's water level rose a foot overnight.

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