Winter blast brings black ice threat to metro Atlanta

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With cold rain continuing late into Monday night, leftover moisture can freeze Tuesday morning, creating black ice that can impact travel.

Temperatures will be coldest in areas northwest of I-85, where the numbers have tumbled into the upper 20s to low 30s. Many areas southeast of I-85 will remain above freezing. Any spots that do cool to freezing or below will warm back above freezing by 9am-10am Tuesday, thanks to welcome sunshine.

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Travel issues may be most widespread in far northeast Georgia where a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Rabun and Habersham counties until 10 am Tuesday. This is not for any wintry precipitation, but mainly for the formation of black ice and refreezing of roadways not cleared as temperatures drop below freezing tonight.


Travelers through the area should use extreme caution while driving, use extra care on bridges and overpasses. And residents should be vigilant for downed trees and power lines due to the snow and ice.

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