ATLANTA - A wintry mix in north Georgia and cold rain in metro Atlanta caused headaches for drivers Saturday night.
Slick roads caused several cars to hydroplane along Georgia 400 in Alpharetta, police said. in North Georgia, several roads were closed as bridges and overpasses iced up.
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls said the wet weather should clear out by Sunday morning.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been canceled.
Heads up drivers: Alpharetta police say wet roads have caused several cars to hydroplane on Georgia 400 northbound between Mansell Rd. and Haynes Bridge Rd. Police are urging drivers to use caution.
HEADS UP DRIVERS:: Alpharetta police say wet roads have caused several cars to hydroplane on Georgia 400 northbound between Mansell Rd. and Haynes Bridge Rd. Police are urging drivers to use caution: https://t.co/xbVKzWJ4HQ pic.twitter.com/tpr2xfCXJp— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) January 13, 2019
Ice is also causing headaches in north Georgia:
Ice has already forced officials to close a couple roads. If you're traveling above 2000' please keep in mind that slick spots could develop on roadways, bridges and overpasses first. I'm timing when the risk ends and when rain clears from the Metro NEXT at 11! pic.twitter.com/a7nAMLuCnC— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) January 13, 2019
0.22" now at WSB in Midtown. While no icing is expected in the Metro, I'm closely monitoring the light icing in pink in the mountains that continues. Beware if you're traveling in the mountains, extending into NC, especially above 2000'. Slick spots are possible. pic.twitter.com/ogal6Ewor9— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) January 13, 2019
The rain will move out by tomorrow, according to new models:
New models kick the rain out by sunrise. In the meantime have that rain gear and winter coat handy if you're heading out tonight! It's cold but above freezing in the Metro. In the mountains above 2000', light icing remains a concern until 1am. pic.twitter.com/8VxpjsbnF1— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) January 13, 2019
Winter weather is starting to mix in on the radar!
Light pink now in NW GA indicating some wintry mix there as well as the NE GA mountains. Traveling above 2000', please use caution. Bridges and overpasses will become slick first. #gawx pic.twitter.com/ZklIjCN9ri— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) January 13, 2019
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls says drivers traveling in north Dawson county need to be aware of slick and icy roads:
Icing is becoming more pronounced on Stormtracker 2HD, especially along the ridgetops in the mountains. If you're traveling from north Dawson county northward above 2000', please beware of developing slick roads. The rest of us should plan for cold rain into the overnight period. pic.twitter.com/lYAgF9KyHJ— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) January 13, 2019
Cold rain is falling across much of the metro Atlanta area:
Cold rain is falling for many of us now. The heaviest is currently in NW GA. Heavier downpours in orange and red extend from Chattooga county into Floyd and Polk counties. pic.twitter.com/SfQOBjqMGQ— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) January 12, 2019
Light icing is already becoming a problem on the road in northeast Georgia, especially on bridges and overpasses above 2,000 feet. Richard Russell HIghway from White into Union counties is closed as is Highway 129 over Blood mountain.
Light icing is becoming problematic in parts of NE GA. A Winter Weather Advisory will remain in effect until 1am for slick roads, especially bridges & overpasses above 2000'. Richard Russell Hwy from White into Union is closed as is Hwy 129 over Blood Mtn pic.twitter.com/AVSHgKYlpx— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) January 12, 2019
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