Georgia state of emergency includes 31 more counties
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, file aerial photo, traffic is snarled along the Interstate 285 perimeter, north of the metro area after a winter snowstorm, in Atlanta. With memories of thousands of vehicles gridlocked for hours on icy metro Atlanta highways fresh in their minds, emergency officials and elected leaders in north Georgia were preparing Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, for another round of winter weather. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)
In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, file aerial photo, traffic is snarled along the Interstate 285 perimeter, north of the metro area after a winter snowstorm, in Atlanta. With memories of thousands of vehicles gridlocked for hours on icy metro Atlanta highways fresh in their minds, emergency officials and elected leaders in north Georgia were preparing Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, for another round of winter weather. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)
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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has expanded a state of emergency to include 31 additional counties as the region braces for another round of snow, ice and frigid temperatures.

Deal added counties stretching from northwest Georgia to the state's border with South Carolina Monday afternoon. The state of emergency now covers 45 counties throughout Georgia and Deal says he expects to expand the declaration to additional counties as conditions warrant.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather watch until Tuesday evening for northern parts of Georgia and the same watch from Tuesday evening through Thursday for the metro Atlanta area.

Forecasters are expecting rain in north Georgia to change to a mix of snow and sleet Monday night. The storm is expected to leave the area Thursday morning.



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Lib in Cobb
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February 10, 2014
Am I seeing things or did Deal learn something from the last storm? Jesus, it's a miracle.
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