ATLANTA — Heavy rain is moving into metro Atlanta ahead of possible severe weather later this afternoon.
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Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan says metro counties south of Interstate 20 are at the greatest risk for severe weather.
The storm risks include damaging 60+ mph wind gusts, hail, and the possibility of tornadoes. A level 2 risk has extended across the state. There was previously a level 3 threat that has since been downgraded, but the risk remains.
In response to the Head’s Creek Reservoir Emergency Action Plan activated by the Spalding County Director, TJ Imberger, announced today the official closure of bridges surrounding Head’s Creek Reservoir. This precautionary measure is a result of the recent rain event on Tuesday (01/09) and the anticipated rainfall on January 12th, posing a potential risk of flooding.
The following bridges will be closed immediately and will remain inaccessible until further notice, contingent upon a safe reduction in water levels:
West McIntosh @ New Salem South New Salem on dirt portion Vaughn @ W McIntosh
West Ellis Rd between Parker Rd and Campground Rd West Ellis Rd between Quail Rd and Vaughn Rd
Moon Rd between Parker and Campground Rd
Around 1,200 people in Cobb County are without power.
Around 1,000 people in northwest Georgia are without power, according to Georgia Power.
Another 1,000 North Georgia Electric customers are without power in Dalton.
Douglas County Schools is canceling all after-school activities.
Gilmer County Schools will delay release times by 20 minutes this afternoon in order to allow potentially severe weather to pass.
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