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Burnt Mountain weathers ice storm while rest of county sees only rain
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Ice accumulations made travel treacherous on Sunday on Burnt Mountain in Dawson County. Photo courtesy Danny Thompson/Dawson County Emergency Services

Most of Dawson County may have seen nothing but rain this past weekend, but residents on top of Burnt Mountain saw an icy start to the week with ice accumulations on trees, roads and power lines on Sunday. 


Dawson County Emergency Services Director Danny Thompson said Monday morning that ice accumulation in Dawson County was limited to the higher elevations on Hwy. 136 west past Eagle Ridge Drive.


Thompson said he was up on the mountain most of the day Sunday and observed some damage from the storm.


“We had a good bit of trees down, power lines down, a few power poles had snapped because of the weight of the ice,” Thompson said. “If temperatures warm up today we’ll go back out there to assess the area again.”


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Photo courtesy Danny Thompson/Dawson County Emergency Services


Amicalola EMC's power outage map currently shows no outages in Dawson County but some in the Jasper area. 


Thompson said most of the county maintained roads are all passable but there are some privately maintained roads that are not passable.


Thompson commended members of Dawson County Emergency Services and the members of Dawson FIRST for their work this weekend.


The county remains under a winter storm warning until noon today.


Dawson County Schools were not impacted by the storm. 

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Ice accumulated on roads and trees on Hwy. 136 toward Burnt Mountain on Sunday. Photo courtesy Danny Thompson/Dawson County Emergency Services




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