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Ghost Town: Atlanta’s Streets Deserted After Ice Storm

Image: Snow plows clear Interstate 75/85 on the downtown connector while transportation and business grinds to a halt during a winter storm on Wednesday in Atlanta.
Snow plows clear Interstate 75/85 on the downtown connector as the city grinds to a halt during a winter storm on Wednesday in Atlanta. Across the South, winter-weary residents woke up to a region encased in ice, snow and freezing rain, with forecasters warning that the worst of the potentially "catastrophic" storm is yet to come. David Tulis / AP

Snow plows clear Interstate 75/85 on the downtown connector as the city grinds to a halt during a winter storm on Wednesday in Atlanta. Across the South, winter-weary residents woke up to a region encased in ice, snow and freezing rain, with forecasters warning that the worst of the potentially "catastrophic" storm is yet to come.

Image: Winter storm strikes metro Atlanta
Icicles hang from a bridge over a highway leading into downtown Atlanta. ERIK S. LESSER / EPA