Ga. temperatures begin slide toward single-digits

by AP

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Crossing guard Rebecca Peszel is bundled up as she waits for children on a frigid Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Andrew Buchanan Elementary School, Chambersburg, Pa. Temperatures were expected to drop to around 15 degrees overnight. (Public Opinion, Markell DeLoatch)

ATLANTA (AP) — Temperatures plunged into the 20s in north Georgia, the frigid start of dangerously cold temperatures for the first part of the week.

Before dawn Monday, the National Weather Service reported temperatures of 26 degrees in Rome; 27 degrees in Dalton and 28 degrees in Cartersville.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said its crews were prepared to respond to reports of black ice in north Georgia. Few problems were reported early Monday on metro Atlanta roads.

Even colder weather was on the way, with low temperatures around 8 degrees early Tuesday morning in metro Atlanta. Temperatures could fall to 2 degrees in the Blairsville area by early Tuesday.

Wind chills Tuesday morning could drop as low as 30 degrees below zero in higher elevations of the north Georgia mountains.



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