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Georgia under state of emergency as storm looms

Published: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 11:41 a.m. CDT
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(John Spink)
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, file photo, cars abandoned during an earlier snowstorm sit idle along Northside Parkway in Atlanta. With memories of thousands of vehicles gridlocked for hours on icy metro Atlanta highways fresh in their minds, emergency officials and elected leaders in north Georgia were preparing Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, for another round of winter weather. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, John Spink, File)
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(David Tulis)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, file aerial photo, traffic is snarled along the Interstate 285 perimeter, north of the metro area after a winter snowstorm, in Atlanta. With memories of thousands of vehicles gridlocked for hours on icy metro Atlanta highways fresh in their minds, emergency officials and elected leaders in north Georgia were preparing Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, for another round of winter weather. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)

ATLANTA – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state is exercising extreme caution as it prepares for a one-two punch of winter weather.

Deal said Monday he is not looking back at the state's widely criticized response to the winter storm two weeks ago. He says he needs to look ahead because the next three days will be challenging for parts of the state and the city of Atlanta.

Deal issued a state of emergency for north Georgia counties hours ahead of the storm, something he didn't do during the Jan. 28. storm. The governor says he is worried about the threat of ice.

Two inches of snow paralyzed the Atlanta metro area two weeks ago. Drivers spent the night in cars, students slept in school buses and thousands of cars were abandoned along highways. Officials reported one accident-related death.

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