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South on Ice: Brutal Storm Slams Southeast

South on Ice: Brutal Storm Slams Southeast

Northbound on Interstate 85 is at a standstill at rush-hour on Feb. 12, 2014 in Durham, N.C. Snow fell hard and fast in central North Carolina, resulting in snarled traffice, abandoned cars and vehicular accidents by mid-afternoon.

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A bike messenger makes his way down a street as snow falls in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 12. A winter storm brought heavy snow, freezing rain and a possibly historic accumulation of ice to the southeastern United States on Wednesday, causing hundreds of thousands of power outages and treacherous driving conditions.

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A lineman works to restore power after a tree fell over lines during a winter storm on Feb. 12 in Dunwoody, Ga.

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A truck plows a road in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 12.

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Melanie Ridlon gets help up a slick hill along Seawell School Rd. in Chapel Hill, N.C. during a snow storm on Feb. 12. Several cars, including a school bus, were stranded on the hill as snow continued to fall.

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Workers remove trees and snapped power poles brought down during a winter storm on Feb. 12 in Doraville, Ga. Georgia utility companies report that nearly 200,000 customers were without power as ice coated trees and branches are bringing power lines down across the state.

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A police officer prepares to close a road as a winter storm moved into the area on Feb. 12 in Charlotte, N.C.

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Gillian Merritt, left, Lucy Roehrs, center, and Matt Roehrs sled down a hill on College Avenue in Anderson, S.C. on Feb. 12.

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A snow plow travels in downtown Greenville, S.C., on Feb. 12. Snow and icy conditions in the southeast were expected to continue through Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

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Conner Ferguson uses a dirt bike to pull Bryce Blair on a sled along Calhoun Street in Anderson, S.C. on Feb. 12.

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The road is empty leading out of downtown Atlanta as drivers heeded advice to not drive during an ice storm in Atlanta, Ga. on Feb. 12.

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