Historic Snow Blankets Area; Brace for the Cold
Snow Fun: Lilburns gets white Christmas for the first time since 1882.
It was officially a white Christmas in Lilburn.
More than an inch of snow fell on the area Saturday and overnight, bringing a merry holiday along with a bitingly cold wind.
Some light snow was still possible throughout Sunday.
It had snowed in Lilburn in 1993, but Saturday's accumulation was the first measurable snowfall on Christmas Day since 1882. The strong weather system that blew through Georgia also brought cold winds — with gusts over 30 mph — and prompted the National Weather Service to issue a wind advisory through 6 p.m.
The main roads in the area were in good condition in the immediate Lilburn area Sunday, but there are some patches of ice in subdivision and other secondary roads. Still, the Georgia Department of Transportation urges drivers to use extreme caution on bridges and exit ramps.
After a light rain fell most of Saturday, snow started to fall after 4 p.m. and by 5:30 p.m., a blanket of the white stuff coated trees, lawns and exposed objects like railings and park benches.
"We're out here enjoying, with my dog and my brother, the snow. The first time ever we've had snow on Christmas," said Cory Parrott, 31, a lifelong Lilburn resident. "We just live five minutes down the road. We just brought the dog and came out to the park."
Temperatures were expected to hover around the freezing point today, with wind chills in the teens.
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