Athens Holiday Spirits Tour of Museum Homes

Dec 9, 2017

The Athens Holiday Spirits Tour of Museum Homes is Saturday, December 9th at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm.

Georgia Health News is our weekly feature that keeps you up to date on what's happening in health around the state. This week, Andy Miller and Victoria Knight, talk about Andy's cataracts and what the process of cataract surgery is like. 

Power outages have been reported in the wake of the blast of winter weather moving through the state. Georgia Power reports more than 22,000 customers were without power as of late Friday afternoon. An additional 19,000 customers of Georgia’s electric membership cooperatives also lost power.

Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Airlines are cancelling flights in Atlanta as a precaution due to the wintry forecast. Delta Air Lines has canceled 125 flights Friday through its hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Southwest Airline also canceled more than 40 flights.

Both airlines are preparing for the storm by having staff members de-ice planes, which could cause some delays. Delta says some fees have been waived for passengers scheduled to fly on Friday.

Georgia DOT Preparing for Winter Storm Benji

Dec 8, 2017
AP Photo/Mike Stewart

In preparation for the weather system currently moving across north Georgia, Georgia DOT crews worked overnight to apply a brine mixture on high priority routes, bridges and overpasses from west central Georgia along the I-85 corridor to the metro Atlanta region and areas north. Brine is a mixture of salt and water that is used as a preventative treatment intended to limit bonding of the ice to the pavement. Approximately 150,000 gallons of brine were applied to 2,300 lane miles of roadway in the metro Atlanta area alone, and approximately 200,000 gallons were applied statewide.