Crews were making progress clearing roads in the hardest hit areas of Hall County, but authorities cautioned that things were not back to normal Wednesday.
"The corridor around East Hall Road, Old Cornelia Highway, Gillsville Highway, that whole area over there has experienced a large number of downed trees that are entangled in power lines, and many still are," Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Wilbanks said.He commented on WDUN's Bill & Joel Morning Show Wednesday, and said many secondary roads in the county remained blocked.
"Be on the lookout for those trees that are out there with caution tape over them, downed power lines that are still in some places, so we still want people to be very, very careful, but things are looking up," Wilbanks said.
Part of the progress includes the opening of Holly Springs Road in Clermont and a section of Highway 52 from Quillian's Corner to Ga. 365. Roads that are passible but a single lane in spots include: Belton Bridge Road, Tribble Gap Road, County Lane Road in Gillsville and Athens Street in Lula, according to Wilbanks.
Still, work for power and tree removal crews was plenty in the county on Wednesday.
"Be on the lookout for these folks. Give them plenty of room to get their jobs done, and they're going to have us back to normal before we know it," Wilbanks said.