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FLOYD COUNTY and CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Residents hit with snow in north Georgia began to dig their way out on Thursday.

While some parts of the metro Atlanta area saw little or no accumulation in Wednesday's storm, counties in the north end of the state were blanketed by several inches of snow.

Perhaps the hardest hit area in the metro Atlanta area was Floyd County. Its center -- Rome, Ga. -- saw up to six inches of snow fall, causing little lasting damage but leaving a beautiful pictures.

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Officials in Floyd County said beforehand they were more worried about the storm than its aftermath. They made it through the storm with clear roads and little damage.

Over in Cherokee County, the streets were relatively quiet on Thursday. Officials said there were about 50 accidents, but no serious injuries. Deputies said more importantly, no one was left stranded in the snow.

Many streets remained impassable without four-wheel drive vehicles, and most schools and government buildings remained closed.

But while many people were home, few stayed inside. Lots of snowmen, sledding and ATVs were scene in the area.

At the Lake Arrowhead subdivision, many had trouble getting to their homes late Wednesday. Neighbors said more than 30 people parked their cars at the entranced and walked to their houses.

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