It appears that this second wave of winter weather that has hit our area is drawing to a close, though there are some delays for this morning and emergency management officials are still warning the public to use caution on the roads this morning. Though the snow has mostly melted around Greater Rome and many of the roads are even dry, some slick spots may have turned icy when the temperatures dropped during the overnight hours.
And to follow up on a story we shared with you a couple of weeks ago, today is the deadline for applications into the 3rd annual Starving Artist Expo. The event is set for Saturday, March 29th from 11 am until 7 pm at the Seven Hills Building on Broad Street. It is being sponsored by the Rome Area Council for the Arts.
A number of area high school basketball teams have had to wait four days for their region tournaments to begin due to winter weather; hopefully, it will have been worth the wait as many of those tournaments are set to begin tonight.
Local residents who may still be having problems with power outages are urged to contact their provider. Hank Adams, external affairs officer for Georgia Power, says that customers can get updates online at www.georgiapower.com or by contacting their local office.
Berry College basketball will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 tonight as their men’s and women’s teams host Southern Athletic Association rival Rhodes College. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men at Berry’s Cage Center. The games will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com.
And here’s something that ought to cheer folks who are tired of all this wintry weather and ready for spring – Atlanta Braves pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training yesterday, meaning that baseball season is just around the corner! The full squad is slated to report by next Tuesday, February 18th, though many have headed down to Florida a little early to escape the wintry conditions in the Atlanta area. The Braves’ first Spring Training game of 2014 is set for February 26th against the Detroit Tigers.
The Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in place through 1 pm this afternoon. Snow (finally) began to fall once again in the Greater Rome area just before 6 pm on Wednesday evening, and a 30