It looks as if it might take a couple of days before Georgians restore power after their most recent snow and ice storm that started earlier in the week and continued into early Thursday, February 13, 2014.
It is estimated that at least 364,000 people lost power overnight, and continue to remain without it. Those numbers continue to rise as power outages have outnumbered restorations.
The state of emergency declared in 91 counties is planned to be extended by the governor through Sunday, February 16th.
Luckily, the sun has been peeking out lately, which will make the temperature rise into the upper 40s by the afternoon. However, it is expected to go back to below freezing (the upper 20s) at night.
The possibility of getting into an automobile accident is very high right now due to the icy and snowy roads, so it is not recommended to drive at all today.
Georgia State Troopers responded to 305 storm-related accidents on Wednesday from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. alone. Of those, about 51 accidents were in the Atlanta area.
Remember to be extra careful throughout this winter. If you or a loved one gets hurt in a car accident during a winter storm or any other time, remember to call John Foy, the Strong Arm. He will work hard to get you everything that you deserve.