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It's been years since Georgia has seen an ice storm like the one that could hit later this week.

Georgia Power said just two storms in the past 15 years match the prediction.

In January 2000, an ice storm shattered trees, toppled utility poles and snapped power lines. More than 300,000 customers lost power statewide. It took days to restore service and damage estimates topped $35 million.

It was 5 years before another big ice storm hit, in January, 2005.

More than 260,000 lost power, leaving metro Atlanta was paralyzed.

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