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Parts of north Georgia, metro area see snow

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Snow near Black Mountain in Rabun County. Photo sent via email by Darrin Giles. Snow near Black Mountain in Rabun County. Photo sent via email by Darrin Giles.
FOX 5 viewer Matt Epperson sent this picture of snow accumulation in northern Cobb County. FOX 5 viewer Matt Epperson sent this picture of snow accumulation in northern Cobb County.
ATLANTA -

Residents in north Georgia and the metro Atlanta area were greeted with a blast of snow on Wednesday, and Rabun County remains under a Winter Weather Advisory until midnight.

The National Weather Service says a Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. for all of north and middle Georgia. A Wind Advisory means winds of 20 mph are the norm, with gusts of 35 mph expected.

Residents said they enjoyed seeing the light snow in the north Georgia mountains.

"I think it's wonderful it's beautiful -- absolutely gorgeous and it's not inhibiting any travel much. I think it's doing a good job," said Robert Lester.

Several school systems closed for the day or delayed the start of school due to the winter weather. Dawson, Fannin, Lumpkin, Rabun, Towns, and Union counties had students stay home, and White County delayed the start of school by 2 hours.

North Georgia Tech in Clarkesville started classes at noon.

The Georgia Department of Transportation says crews began plowing roads at 1 a.m. in Towns County, and crews were eventually sent to seven counties to clear roads. GDOT is urging drivers to slow down, refrain from passing, and be aware of black ice.

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