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Rare snow, ice storm invades the Deep South

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ice storms hit southA winter storm roared across the Deep South Tuesday, bringing icy rain and sleet to South Texas and threats of a dangerous ice storm and power outages from Louisiana to the Virginia coast.

At the same time, incredible cold continued its onslaught across the north-central and northeastern U.S., with wind chill warnings and advisories in place all the way from Montana to Maine.

In the South, snow was already falling in along the Alabama-Georgia border Tuesday morning. Forecasts called for up to a foot of snow in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Chesapeake in Virginia and up to 10 inches along much of the North Carolina coast.

Delta Airlines, with headquarters in Atlanta, said 1,850 flights have been canceled system-wide Tuesday beginning at 11 a.m. Of that number, 840 flights from Atlanta have been affected.

In the Atlanta area, which was bracing for up to two inches of snow, several school system canceled classes or announced early closing.


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