Rapid snowfall blankets southeast; icy conditions expected
Cars have problems navigating Atlanta roads on Monday after a winter storm left the city covered in snow and ice, with little resources to clean it up.
January 10th, 2011
10:36 AM ET

Rapid snowfall blankets southeast; icy conditions expected

Treacherous travel conditions, power outages and school cancellations stretched across the Southeast as freezing rain and sleet followed on the heels of a heavy snow that blanketed the region over the weekend.

Schools and government offices shut their doors from Arkansas to the Carolinas, while power utilities mobilized crews for widespread power outages. CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said below-freezing temperatures are expected through Tuesday, and continued precipitation will leave a heavy coating of ice on power lines and trees, which could cause outages.

The power company Entergy reported about 4,000 people without power in Mississippi. About 200 people in north Georgia were still without electricity after snow sent tree limbs into power lines, according to Georgia Electric Membership Corp.

Winter storm warnings were in effect Monday for parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas, and parts of southern Alabama were under an ice storm warning.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. end 'o' days

    ice,sleet,snow,dead birds. in the south! you it's coming!

    January 10, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. Stranded in Atlanta

    Why bother letting flights in when nothing is going out? Maybe Atlanta could get some TARP money to employ some honest workers to clear the runways so the rest of us can get back to creating jobs...What a drag!

    January 10, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. the instagator

    We have not had this much snow since 1993 that was a bad snow storm then. This one isn't too bad in 93 it dumped 3 feet in one night this one only had 6 to 8 inches

    January 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    my camaro got stuck on the way up to kfc.

    January 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kathy

    3 feet? Where at? I sure would love to see 3 feet of snow!!! Whoooweee!

    January 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. oh well

    That was in alabama in the year of 1993

    January 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kim

    The truth is this winter weather is very strange and alot of people are grasping for answers even the farout ones like the world is getting signs of the end of days. Crap what is going on?

    January 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    I'm with Kathy, Whooooweee!

    January 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Vicki

    Its the same as an addiction DENIAL the end of times are seriously upon us isnt it funny mayans calender ends oh so soon bibles description of end of times sound so similar? Maybe just me! Idk!!

    January 11, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. LOW LYF

    THATS WHY YOU GOTTA PUT THE STUDDED SNOW TIRES ON RUFFNUTT THERE NOT JUST FOR FARMING YARDS

    January 11, 2011 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. LOW LYF

    HEY ILL GIVE YOU BACK YOUR 3/4 SLEAVE REO SPEEDWAGON SHIRT IF YOU GIVE ME MY 3 WOLF T-SHIRT BACK I MISS THAT SHIRT

    January 11, 2011 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |