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Thursday ice storm update: Airport delays and power outages persist

6:04 PM, Feb 13, 2014   |    comments
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All across Atlanta and north Georgia, people woke up to iced over roads, no power and more snow falling.

As of 8 a.m. Thursday, nearly 200,000 Georgia Power customers and more than 118,000 Georgia EMC customers were in the dark.

Georgia Power brought in additional crews from around the country and worked overnight restoring 233,000 customers.  

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There weren't any major traffic problems Thursday morning, despite roads and freeways covered in ice.  The Georgia DOT urged people to continue to stay off the roads and "shelter in place".

DOT crews had 42,000 tons of gravel and 22,000 tons of salt, along with 705 pieces of equipment treating the roads.

Watch 11Alive's coverage across metro Atlanta 
-Many roads in Gwinnett County yet to be treated by DOT
-Marietta Power cutting up fallen tree
-Very few cars on Downtown Connector during morning commute
-Snow settling in Gainesville
-Snow, ice not causing many problems in Cobb County
-See where Georgia workers rested before going to work
-Thursday ice storm update: Snow, airport delays and power outages
-Atlanta airport virtually shut down by ice
-Jeremey Campbell shows up to 5 inches of snow so far in north Ga.
- Covington weathers the storm

As of 6 a.m. Hartsfield-Jackson International airport was at a stand still with no arrivals or departures.

11Alive's Chesley McNeil says most of the snow falling will end by noon Thursday.

Continuing Ice Storm Coverage Stories:
- Rough on the roads Thursday morning. but few traveling
- Georgia Power works through the night to get the lights back on
- 11Alive journalists show the impact of the ice storm Wednesday evening 
- 11Alive teams all across the metro as the rain freezes and ice starts to fall

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