Christmas Eve Snow blankets Union County

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Christmas Snow

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Beginning on Christmas Eve, the snow continued on-and-off throughout the night leaving a magical, still Christmas morning for north Georgia.

Estimates are between one and two inches of snow in Union County. According to the National Weather Service, there’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers on Christmas Day after 2 p.m.

As for the rest of the day: “Partly sunny, with a high near 26. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.”

Drivers are asked to use “strong caution” as black ice, iced roads, and slippery road conditions are possible. According to Commissioner Lamar Paris, the road department couldn’t scrap the frozen roads overnight and the “roads are a mess.” He advised people stay home unless “you have to assist Santa.” He hoped sunlight would help to melt some of the snow and ice, but temperatures are remaining below freezing.

Blairsville roads before sunrise. Image courtesy of Commissioner Lamar Paris.

GDOT is working on clearing state roads.

Some lost power last night for over an hour because of broken trees and tree limbs that fell because of the snowstorm.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook, “The roads are very slick, and some are still impassable. Please stay off the roads and spend this white Christmas with your families.”

Please enjoy the snow, your family, and exercise extreme caution if venturing outside. If you have any snow pictures, send them over!

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