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Oak Hill to remain closed until May 2

Oak Hill to remain closed until May 2

ROME, Ga. -- Due to conditions caused by this week's severe weather, Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will remain closed until Monday, May 2.

The Oak Hill home, outbuildings and Martha Berry Museum all survived the storms with no damage.

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Meanwhile, the estate grounds suffered the loss of several trees and downed power lines.

Work crews have already cleared much of the damage.

Anheuser-Busch delivers water to storm victims

Anheuser-Busch delivers water to storm victims

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- One of the results of the deadly storms and tornadoes on Wednesday, Apr. 27 is a critical need for fresh drinking water in damaged areas.

Anheuser-Busch is providing 12,936 cases -- or more than 362,000 cans -- of drinking water for use by families affected by the severe weather and the relief workers who are coordinating support in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

On Thursday, Apr.

Berry delayed until 9:30 a.m.

Berry delayed until 9:30 a.m.

ROME, Ga. -- Berry College will have a delayed start of 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 28.

This means that 8 a.m. classes will begin at 9:30 a.m., while 9:30 a.m. classes will begin at 11 a.m.

The campus is still without power.

The severe storms that ripped through North Georgia last night did significant damage to certain Berry buildings, including two historic cottages and some faculty and staff homes.

Berry's famous 100-year-old "Graduation Tree" was uprooted. The tree has provided shade for countless graduation ceremonies.

The 2011 graduation is scheduled for Saturday, May 7.

Several student crews have volunteered to spend the day cleaning up the debris and tree limbs on campus.

This weekend is worthy of an 11!

This weekend is worthy of an 11!

ATLANTA -- The two-story WIZometer is on the 11Alive porch.

Our colossal WIZometer is saved for a select few Fridays -- the ones that mark the start of near-perfect weekends.

Friday and Saturday are both 11s on the WIZometer, with highs at or near 80 degrees. Sunday will be a 10, with a high of 72 and a low of 55.

Get outside this weekend, enjoy the beautiful weather and celebrate the beginning of spring!

All local Rita's locations will be giving away free Italian ice, and the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon will be off and running on Sunday, Mar.

Mail Service Improves for North Georgia

Mail Service Improves for North Georgia

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Postal Service reports that nearly 100% of North Georgia residents received their mail over the past several days.

This is in spite of some of the most challenging weather conditions to impact the region in over a decade.

"Thanks to the many hardworking and dedicated employees, and with some cooperation from the weather, we were able to make more than 99% of all deliveries in ZIP Codes 300, 301, 302, 303, 305 and 306 over the past several days," said Atlanta district manager Kate F. Wiley. "There are some isolated areas where ice has not melted sufficiently to make it safe for delivery employees, so we have not been able to reach everyone. However, those locations are very few, and that situation is improving each day."

Wiley says to help get delivery options back on track, Postal personnel are making deliveries throughout Metro Atlanta on Monday, Jan.

Rome Becomes a Winter Wonderland

Rome Becomes a Winter Wonderland

ROME, GA -- Patrice Shannon, interim director of Oak Hill & the Martha Berry Museum, sent 11Alive some beautiful photos of the historic building covered in snow.

Oak Hill was home to Martha Berry, founder of Berry College. It was also used as a filming location for the 2002 film Sweet Home Alabama.

Visit the Oak Hill Flickr page to see more photos of Berry College's winter wonderland.