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Snow Brings Fannin County to Standstill

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Some of the heaviest snow was recorded in the higher elevations around Georgia.

It has forced schools and the county government to close down Monday in Fannin County.

Fannin County received significant snowfall during the overnight hours. However, by Monday morning the snowfall had slowed.

The snow cover on the ground was light and fluffy, but underneath the ground cover ice formed making driving a difficult task.

The strong winds are also making driving difficult. The wind driven snow made visiblity limited Monday morning.  Georgia Department of Transportation crews were out in force, spreading a salt/sand mixture to clear the roads.

Fannin County Commissioner Bill Simonds says it snowed all night and that treacherous conditions exists. He urged that people stay off the roads if possible.

Simonds also said that county government offices are closed for Monday.

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