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Winter storm warning, advisory remains in effect

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC)  - A winter storm warning remains in effect until 11 p.m. Monday.

The warning includes Bulloch, Screven, Candler counties in Georgia and Hampton County in South Carolina.

A winter storm warning means significant amounts of ice are expected or already occurring. It's likely to make travel very hazardous or even impossible.

Due to earlier ice accumulation, trees, tree limbs and power lines will continue come down. Power outages remain possible. Roads, especially secondary roads, bridges and overpasses will remain icy and dangerous.

A trace of additional ice accumulation is expected through Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Icy roads could persist through Tuesday morning.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. Tuesday. The winter weather advisory includes these Georgia counties: Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, Evans, Tattnall and Long counties.

It also includes these South Carolina counties: Jasper and Beaufort counties.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of freezing rain are expected or occurring. travel difficulties are likely. Drivers should be prepared for slippery roads and reduced visibilities.

Icy patches will redevelop on some roads especially on secondary roads, bridges and overpasses, according National Weather Service.

A trace of ice accumulation produced by freezing rain is expected.

Pockets of light freezing rain and freezing drizzle could occur at any time Monday evening. Temperatures are more likely to fall to freezing between midnight and 4 a.m., increasing the potential for icy roads, according to NWS.

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