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Politicians under fire as icebound U.S. South gets relief

The Atlanta southbound connector is clogged with traffic as the connector northbound is an empty sheet of ice due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal/Constitution/Handout via Reuters

The Atlanta southbound connector is clogged with traffic as the connector northbound is an empty sheet of ice due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal/Constitution/Handout via Reuters

The Atlanta southbound connector is clogged with traffic as the connector northbound is an empty sheet of ice due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal/Constitution/Handout via Reuters
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Abandoned cars litter the roadway on the Southbound Connector due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal/Constitution/Handout via Reuters

Abandoned cars litter the roadway on the Southbound Connector due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal/Constitution/Handout via Reuters

Abandoned cars litter the roadway on the Southbound Connector due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal/Constitution/Handout via Reuters
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People rest at the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

People rest at the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

People rest at the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
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Paul Stallings sits next to the frozen section inside a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Paul Stallings sits next to the frozen section inside a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Paul Stallings sits next to the frozen section inside a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
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Kienan Dietrich sleeps at the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Kienan Dietrich sleeps at the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Kienan Dietrich sleeps at the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
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A driver uses a mobile phone in a car after running off the roadway due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

A driver uses a mobile phone in a car after running off the roadway due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

A driver uses a mobile phone in a car after running off the roadway due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
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People rest at the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

People rest at the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

People rest at the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
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Georgia Army National Guard photo shows Staff Sgt. Andrew Huffman and soldiers of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Battalion 121st Infantry Company assisting stranded motorists following a rare ice storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. Mandatory Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Huffman/Georgia Army National Guard photo/Handout via Reuters

Georgia Army National Guard photo shows Staff Sgt. Andrew Huffman and soldiers of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Battalion 121st Infantry Company assisting stranded motorists following a rare ice storm in Atlanta,...more

Georgia Army National Guard photo shows Staff Sgt. Andrew Huffman and soldiers of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Battalion 121st Infantry Company assisting stranded motorists following a rare ice storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. Mandatory Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Huffman/Georgia Army National Guard photo/Handout via Reuters
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Icicles are seen forming on a fountain during winter at Jackson Square Park in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Icicles are seen forming on a fountain during winter at Jackson Square Park in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Icicles are seen forming on a fountain during winter at Jackson Square Park in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A man walks to work early Wednesday morning in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A man walks to work early Wednesday morning in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A man walks to work early Wednesday morning in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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The on-ramp to the Crescent City Connection, a bridge that connects the east bank of the Mississippi River to the west bank, remains closed due to icy conditions in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

The on-ramp to the Crescent City Connection, a bridge that connects the east bank of the Mississippi River to the west bank, remains closed due to icy conditions in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

The on-ramp to the Crescent City Connection, a bridge that connects the east bank of the Mississippi River to the west bank, remains closed due to icy conditions in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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