Winter storm warning canceled as snow moves out of Georgia

The snow and ice that caused destruction across North Georgia has moved out of the state and the watches and warning issued for the area have all been lifted.

Severe Weather Team 2 tracked the system since last week as it made its way toward Georgia.

Parts of the state’s highest elevations saw upwards of 10 inches of snow, while parts of the metro saw an icy, rainy mix that caused slick roads and tough driving conditions.

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A mix of the snow and rain, along with high winds, knocked down trees and power lines across north Georgia as well.

Thousands were left without power throughout the course of the storm.

Now, the threat turns to the potential for black ice. Wet or slushy roads from snow and melted snow could refreeze overnight, particularly on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses.

Here is a look at how the day unfolded:

10:59 p.m.

Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory canceled. The threat of black ice remains through Monday morning.

8:49 p.m.

Wind gusts reach as high as 54 MPH in Atlanta.

8:45 p.m.

Snowfall totals reach as high as 10 inches in northeast Georgia.

7:44 p.m.

Several communities across metro Atlanta are delaying trash pickup throughout the week due to possible icy roads.

6:24 p.m.

Gwinnett County Public Schools have announced that all athletic events scheduled for Monday are cancelled.

A reminder that all GCPS schools and offices will be closed Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr....

Posted by Gwinnett County Public Schools on Sunday, January 16, 2022

6:06 p.m.

Temperatures on the roads are now at or near freezing in metro Atlanta. You can expect black ice on bridges and untreated roads.

5:48 p.m.

Another round of snow is making its way inside the perimeter.

5:09 p.m.

GDOT wants to remind people to be extra careful if they have to go out tonight.

4:59 p.m.

Georgia’s electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) are reporting approximately 19,500 customers without power as a result of high winds, snow and sleet blanketing much of north central and northeast Georgia.

4:37 p.m.

Gov. Brian Kemp is urging Georgians impacted by today’s weather to stay in and off the roads:

4:23 p.m.

GSP is warning of icy conditions near GA 400 North at Lenox Road.

SFC Michael Burns, Post 48-Atlanta, warns of icy road conditions near 400 North at Lenox. Please use caution if you must travel. #gatrooper #gsp #BuckleUp #SlowDown #WinterWeather #Izzy

Posted by Georgia Department of Public Safety on Sunday, January 16, 2022

3:49 p.m.

Gwinnett County Fire releases list of problem areas across the county:


  • 1000 Block of Country Walk Court NE in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found a tree down across the front porch of the residence. No immediate threat to the occupants.
  • 1800 Block of Suwanee Ridge Court NW in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found a large tree fell into the home causing moderate damage.
  • 3000 Block of Holcomb Bridge Road NW in Peachtree Corners
  • Firefighters found a tree caused minor damage to a building at The Centre at Peachtree Corners Apartments. Crews were able to assist residents by clearing a path for ingress and egress.
  • 200 Block of Saint Simons Cove SW in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found a tree fell onto the roof of the home.
  • 3200 Block of Sir Gregory Manor NW in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found a tree fell onto the home.
  • 30 Block of Karen Camile Drive NE in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found a tree fell and caused moderate damage to the roof of the home.
  • 100 Block of Legion Drive NE in Buford
  • Firefighters found a tree fell onto the home causing moderate damage.
  • 5000 Block of Wydella Road SW in Lilburn
  • Firefighters found a tree fell onto the home.
  • 2100 Block of Boone Place SW in Snellville
  • Firefighters found a tree limb fell through the roof of the home.
  • 700 Block of Michael Lee Way NW in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found three trees down on the property. One tree fell across the driveway and two trees fell onto the home with only minor damage to the structure.
  • 5000 Block of Price Drive NE in Suwanee
  • Firefighters found a large limb and several small branches punctured through the roof of the home. Power was secured to the affected area.
  • 1000 Block of Country Walk Court NE in Lawrenceville
  • Firefighters found a tree fell and damaged the front of the home.


  • 400 Block of Russell Ridge Drive NW in Lawrenceville
  • Riverside Parkway NW/Lawrenceville Suwanee Road NW in Lawrenceville
  • 3000 Block of Revere Circle SW in Snellville
  • 200 Block of Ozora Road SE in Loganville
  • S Rockbridge Road SW/Juhan Road SW in Stone Mountain
  • 600 Block of Rock Springs Road SW in Grayson
  • Cannon Road SW/Centerville Rosebud Road SW in Loganville
  • 1200 Block of Beaver Ruin Road NW in Norcross
  • Johnson Road SW/Sugarloaf Parkway SW in Lawrenceville
  • Dunwoody Club Drive NW/Dunwoody Glen Court NW in Atlanta
  • 700 Block of Glochester Place NW in Norcross
  • Puritan Drive NE/Level Creek Road NE in Buford
  • 4900 Block of Mink Livsey Road SW in Snellville
  • 1500 Block of Pine Creek Drive NE in Lawrenceville
  • 2800 Block of N Bogan Road NE in Buford
  • 3000 Thompson Mill Road NE in Buford
  • Shiloh Road SW/Ross Road SW in Snellville
  • 100 Block of Wilson Avenue NE in Buford
  • 2700 Block of Crestworth Lane NE in Buford
  • 800 Block of Old Cumming Road NE in Buford
  • 2900 Block of Camp Mitchell Road SE in Loganville
  • 4400 Block of Amy Road SW in Snellville


  • 3500 Block of Everson Road SW in Snellville
  • Interstate 985 NB, South of Buford Drive in Buford
  • Old Snellville Highway SW/Leisure Lake Drive SW in Lawrenceville
  • Moore Road NW/ Crofton Landing NW in Suwanee
  • Chandler Road SE/Tribble Creek Drive SE in Grayson
  • Spain Road SW/Johnson Drive SW in Snellville
  • 1900 Block of Heatherton Road NE in Dacula
  • 2500 Block of Collins Hill Road NE in Lawrenceville
  • 3800 Block of Tuggle Road NE in Buford
  • 1500 Block of Park Grove Drive NW in Lawrenceville


  • Hill Drive NW/Cardinal Lake Drive NW in Duluth
  • 3800 Block of Silk Leaf Way NE in Buford
  • 200 Block of Honeysuckle Circle NW in Lawrenceville

3:41 p.m.

Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management says it is starting to see some accidents from slippery conditions on the roadways.

3:25 p.m.

Severe Weather Team 2′s Brad Nitz says snow is falling in Northeast Cobb County.

2:12 p.m.

Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management reports that there is some snow accumulation on roads and bridges, which means the potential for black ice is increasing.

1:30 p.m.

Snow is starting to accumulate in Midtown at WSB-TV HQ!

12:25 p.m.

As of now, there have been 43 reports of trees and power lines down in Fulton County alone, according to the emergency manager.

11:30 a.m.

Roads are slick in Athens-Clarke County.

Roads are slick! We are responding to vehicle crashes throughout the county. Avoid the roads unless absolutely necessary. If you have to drive, please slow down and allow extra room between vehicles.

Posted by Athens-Clarke County Police Department on Sunday, January 16, 2022

11 a.m.

Georgia Power said it has restored power to over 41,000 customers statewide, while a remaining 48,000 remain without power as of 11 a.m.

10:54 p.m.

Snow in metro Atlanta will continue into the evening hours. Here’s a timeline:

WHAT TO EXPECT: Lots of changes coming over the next few hours as rain changes to wintry mix and snow across metro...

Posted by Brian Monahan, WSB on Sunday, January 16, 2022

10:41 a.m.

A down powerline has all lanes blocked in both directions on SR 279 at Pleasant Hill Rd. Use extreme caution if in this area and seek alternate routes.

10:29 a.m.

The following roads are currently blocked in Sandy Springs: Spalding Drive at Dunvegan (telephone pole down) and Kitty Hawk Drive at Long Island Drive (tree down).

10:15 a.m.

It’s snowing in Midtown! Here’s the view from the WSB-TV headquarters:

HAPPENING NOW: The snow is coming down at WSB-TV HQ in Midtown! Are you seeing snow where you are? If you can safely take a video, share it with us at:

Posted by WSB-TV on Sunday, January 16, 2022

9:35 a.m.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is advising people to stay off the roads as trees and power lines are beginning to fall across metro Atlanta.

Temperatures on the roads are also starting to drop, creating the possibility of black ice.

9:26 a.m.

A fallen tree is blocking the road and causing power outages in East Point:

8:51 a.m.

There are reports of trees down in Sandy Springs in the following areas: Spalding Dr. and Habersham Waters Rd./ Northridge Rd. and Colquitt Rd./ Spalding Mills and Ball Mill/ 300 block of Dalrymple Road/ Benton Woods Drive (between Glenridge Dr. & Tall Oak Dr.

8:23 a.m.

The Winter Weather Advisory has been expanded to include Troup, Henry, Spalding, Pike, Meriwether, Fayette, Coweta and Clayton counties.

8:20 a.m.

Forsyth County is reporting trees down on Dogwood Cir/Chattahoochee Rd, Pilgrim Mill/Antioch, Southers Cir./Riverside Dr, Dr. Bramblett/Matt Hwy, Pilgrim Mill/Holtzclaw, McGinnis Ferry/Old Alpharetta, Jot Em Down/Claude Martin and Jot Em Down in front of EFHS.

What you need to know today:

  • Many areas will switch from rain/mix over to snow later this morning and through the afternoon.
  • Some areas are already getting wind gusts up to 45 mph. These gusts could cause trees and power lines to fall.
  • Power outages will be widespread (especially north & east of Atlanta) later today.
  • Snow and ice combination could easily make for very hazardous driving conditions and slippery roads.

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Counties under a Winter Storm Warning include: Banks, Barrow, Chatooga, Cherokee, Clay, Dade, Dawson, Forsyth, Fannin, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Madison, Pickens, Rabun, Towns, Union, Walker and White.

Counties under a Winter Weather Advisory include: Carroll, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Floyd, Gordon, Greene, Haralson, Jackson, Morgan, Newton, North Fulton, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Polk, Rockdale, South Fulton and Walton.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Eboni Deon says to make sure to charge all of your devices as winds will continue to pick up.

Georgia Power and Georgia EMCs are already seeing thousands without power, mainly in the northeast counties.

WSB-TV viewers in Rabun, Hall, White and Gwinnett counties have sent in videos of snow falling in their neighborhoods.

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