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Weather Warnings for Central Georgia

Weather Warnings for Central Georgia

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of middle GA.

Baldwin, Bleckley, Dodge, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, Laurens, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Wheeler, Wilcox, Washington, and Wilkinson counties are in a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2PM.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms to develop. In order for a thunderstorm to be considered severe, the storm must create either hail of one inch diameter or winds greater than 58 MPH.

Jones County to receive visit from FEMA

That meeting is at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands of people are without power in Central Georgia this morning.

About 10,000 people are without power in Bibb County, 10,000 people in Baldwin County and more than 500 in Jones County, according to Georgia Power's map alone.

More than 11,000 of Washington EMC's 15,000 customers don't have power due to blown transformers and downed trees. Washington EMC services Washington, Johnson, Hancock, Baldwin, Warren, Laurens, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, and Wilkinson counties.

Thursday school closings

Thursday school closings

Public

Baldwin County closed Thursday

Bleckley County closed Thursday

Dublin City Schools closed Thursday.

Houston County closed Thursday

Ice storm brings power outages

Ice storm brings power outages

Georgia utility companies say more than 177,000 customers were without power as ice coated trees brought branches and power lines down.

Georgia Power reported that more than 104,000 customers were without power shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

More than 71,000 of them were in metro Atlanta. Another 29,000 customers were in eastern Georgia; and 1,340 were without power in parts of west Georgia.

Wednesday government and business closings

Wednesday government and business closings

The following list contains current government and major business closings in central Georgia. This list will continually be updated with closings as we hear of them.

Governments:

Baldwin County courthouse and government offices closed Wednesday

Cochran closed Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday night city council meeting canceled

Jones County man spins out on icy roads

Charles Mintz of Gray has survived 87 years, World War II, and Thursday, a simple trip home from Macon. "I've been lucky all my life, and I'm still lucky. Even with this accident, I consider it lucky," he says. Mintz was driving down a hill on Upper River Road in Jones County when he hit a patch of ice and spun into the woods.