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Thousands remain without power, but warmth on way
by The Associated Press
February 13, 2014 10:51 AM | 4232 views | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Power company crew members prepare to work on a downed power line that fell near Emory University. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
Power company crew members prepare to work on a downed power line that fell near Emory University. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
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As crews worked to restore power to hundreds of thousands of Georgians, forecasters hoped warmer temperatures combined with a few rays of sunshine would improve ice-coated roads across the state.

Yet authorities cautioned Thursday that threats remain.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said he was extending a state of emergency through Sunday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Davis said the storm lived up to predictions it would be "catastrophic" and historic.

Davis said the widespread power outages and the amount of ice, sleet and snow make it comparable to some of the worst storms in metro Atlanta history.

Utility companies say about 382,000 customers in Georgia were without power Thursday morning, as the statewide total of customers who lost power since the storm began neared 700,000.

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