July 4th Holiday Weekend Continues

July 5, 2013

One fatality has been reported so far on Georgia highways this July fourth holiday period.

According to the state’s Department of Public Safety, that fatal wreck occurred in Henry County.

The 102-hour Fourth of July holiday travel period in Georgia began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continues through midnight Sunday.

Last year, in a 30-hour holiday period, there were two fatalities on Georgia highways during the July Fourth travel period.

As a reminder, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended construction-related lane closures on the state’s interstates and major state routes through 5 a.m. Monday.

Meanwhile if you are headed out this weekend, you may want to keep an umbrella handy as there is a threat of rain throughout the next few days.

That follows a wet Fourth of July that dropped 1.82 inches of rain on downtown Toccoa to match the 2.01 inches that fell Wednesday into early Thursday morning.

The rain caused some trees to fall around the area Thursday.

So far this year, 47.06 inches of rain has fallen on downtown Toccoa.

That is already nearing the complete rainfall total for all of last year.

In 2012, downtown Toccoa received 50.05 inches of rain.

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