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POSTED: January 29, 2014 11:20 a.m.
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Icicles cling to a tree in a parking lot in downtown Hinesville about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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Few problems were reported overnight in Liberty County, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges, but the storm is not over.

"We had absolutely nothing overnight," Hodges said about 8 a.m.

However, he warned, temperatures are expected to continue down and rain that fell over night and this morning could freeze later. He said ice formation became apparent about 7:30 a.m. and temperatures are expected to continue down.

Further back from the front that came through last night temperatures are lower.

"Everything on the ground now could freeze this afternoon and evening," Hodges said.

Forecasts have estimated the rain would end midday.

A few, minor power outages were reported by Georgia Power across the region, but none locally. Coastal EMC customers saw no outages, according to Mark Bolton, the utility's vice president for communications and development.

"Our 30 crew members in their Richmond Hill hotel slept the night without incident," Holton said.

He did note one household losing power for a few minutes last night in coastal Bryan County.

"All systems are operating normally this morning," he said.

The storm brought cold temperatures over a mass of moist air that moved off the Gulf of Mexico earlier. Forecasts were that ice and snow would plague the area last night and today.

 

 

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