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Gov. Deal issues a State of Emergency ahead of wintery mix
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ATLANTA (AP) — On Sunday Gov. Nathan Deal issued a State of Emergency until Tuesday ahead of a wintry mix expected to hit areas of northern Georgia.

Up to a quarter inch of ice could accumulate in more than a dozen mountainous northern counties that include cities such as Blairsville, Dalton and Dahlonega, the National Weather Service said in a winter storm warning.

The winter storm has the potential to cause significant damages throughout and could bring down trees and power lines and roads may be nearly impassable, the order says.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Sunday brought in more personnel to the state operations center and will operate around the clock.