Snow, ice, downed trees cover areas in north Georgia

Snow, ice cause down trees, power outages in Pickens County

Areas in north Georgia dealt with a trio of troubles Monday morning: Snow, ice and downed trees after winter weather moved through the area this weekend.

For Monday evening, Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said mist and drizzle will cover most of northern Georgia, with temperatures in the lower 40s.

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Channel 2 Action News has been tracking the weather system for more than a week as it developed, and eventually moved into Georgia.

Much of northeast Georgia was in a Winter Storm Warning, where some areas received several inches of snow. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan recorded an isolated area in Rabun County with nearly 8 inches of snow.

Several school districts canceled school on Monday due to the weather. More school delays, including Georgia State University, are expected Tuesday.

Most of metro Atlanta saw a cold, wet rain but ice was reported in some areas in the north.

But the real problem was the combination of gusty wind and soggy ground and ice. Hundreds of trees fell across the state Sunday, blocking roads and knocking out power to thousands. At one point Sunday, more than 15,000 people were left in the dark.

There were more than 2,000 people without power in Georgia around 9:30 a.m.

Channel 2's Tony Thomas was in Rabun, where snow was falling during Channel 2 Action News This Morning. Temperatures were slightly above freezing.

Thomas said most of the people stayed off the roads early Monday morning.