Winter weather advisory in north Georgia

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) - A winter weather advisory remains in
effect for parts of northeast and east central Georgia, but few problems are being reported.

Most parts of the state affected are seeing rain.

As a precautionary measure, authorities have closed the Georgia 180 Spur leading to Brasstown Ball, the highest point in the state, and the Richard Russell Scenic Highway in White County.

The advisory remains in effect for north Georgia until 10 a-m today and until 2 p-m for areas east of the Atlanta area, including Dawson, Hall, Barrow, Clark and Gwinnett counties.

State Department of Transportation crews are standing by.

The threat of bad weather is affecting customers of Delta Airlines. Delta spokeswoman Gina Laughlin says the weather system moving across north Georgia could affect up to 100 flights through this morning.

She says the airline canceled some flights last night and early today because of the threat of sleet at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Some freezing rain is being reported at the airport this morning.

AirTran also canceled a few flights because of weather forecast.

Customers may visit or call 1-800-325-1999 before heading to the airport.

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