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Icy roads cause Forsyth County wrecks


FORSYTH COUNTY, GA (WXIA) -- Forsyth County Sheriff's Department officials were working on a one-vehicle wreck on Bannister Road during the early morning hours Saturday.

Officials said the vehicle ran off the road and overturned due to icy roads in the area.

Deputies on the scene said there were no injuries in the wreck.

The Bannister Road wreck was one of at least three accidents blamed on icy roads during the overnight hours. Officials said in the other two wrecks -- on Castleberry Road and on Dr Bramblett Road -- there were also no injuries reported.

Motorists are advised to take extra caution through the early morning hours.

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Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Many N. Georgia residents still without power


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Thousands of people remained without power in north Georgia Thursday as residents prepared for more possible winter weather.

Power crews worked to clear roads and repair power lines damaged by Monday's ice storm.

Reinforcements from as far away as Arkansas arrived to help power workers struggling to cope with freezing winds.

In some areas, there are still some sporadic outages, sometimes in the same neighborhood. Neighbors, in some cases, were stringing extension cords to each other so at least a heater can be on in the house.

71 Ga. UPS drivers added to Circle of Honor

71 Ga. UPS drivers added to Circle of Honor

(WXIA) -- More than 1,400 UPS drivers worldwide were recently inducted into the Circle of Honor, an organization for employees who have achieved at least 25 years of accident-free driving.

Seventy-one of the inductees live in Georgia.

"My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they've saved," Dwayne Meeks, president of UPS South Atlantic District, said in a statement.

Georgia's senior safe driver is Guy Haynes of Tifton, who can boast 43 accident-free years. The most seasoned Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., who has been driving for UPS for 52 years without an accident.

The latest Circle of Honor members from Georgia, by UPS work location, include:

Acworth (Center)
Robert Crumbley, Marietta

Albany (Center)
Tyrone Campbell, Albany
Robert Hammond Jr., Leesburg

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Sisters 'let it go' for snow day that doesn't happen

Sisters 'let it go' for snow day that doesn't happen

CUMMING, Ga. -- Kathy White David was working from home and was thrilled that her 9- and 14-year-old daughters were playing so well together.

Like most mothers who experience those rare moments of peace and quiet, she kept working, unaware that her girls were putting together a video about the snow storm that didn't turn out the way they had hoped.

Hannah and her big sister Meaghan shot and edited the video themselves, and then they showed it to Mom. In the video, the girls see the news about possible snow on the way, so they quickly get into their outfits from the movie Frozen, with Hannah dressed as Elsa and Meaghan dressed as Anna. They run out their front door to greet the snow, but there isn't any.

Their disappointment was shared by many kids across metro Atlanta. Their mom says the girls were still pretty happy because school was closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

ATLANTA -- Chipotle Mexican Grill is looking for new team members to work at all of its Georgia locations.

Tuesday, Feb. 17 is Open Interview Day at Chipotle, where every restaurant will interview candidates for full- and part-time positions. Those who are interested are asked to fill out applications at jobs.chipotle.com, then visit their local stores for in-person sessions with a manager.

Interviews will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Amanda Klein, Chipotle's lead recruiting strategist for the Southeast, said the fast-casual chain offers competitive pay and benefits, free meals and uniforms, paid breaks and plenty of advancement opportunities for its employees.

Cumming teen killed in single-car crash


CUMMING, Ga. -- A Cumming teenager was killed in a car accident Wednesday night.

The crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. on Dr. Bramblett Road at Milford Trail. Caleb Ammons, 17, died at the scene.

Ammons was the passenger in a 1998 Honda Civic driven by 18-year-old Ashton Ciunowicz. Forsyth County Sheriff's officials said the car was heading south when it left the road while negotiating a curve. It traveled down an embankment and rolled several times, striking a tree.

Investigators said Ammons was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. Ciunowicz had to be cut out of his seat belt; he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at North Fulton Hospital.

The crash is under investigation. Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved.