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South braces for deep freeze

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 - 00:47

Jan. 28 - A major winter storm is expected to bring snow, ice and bitter cold temperatures to the south. Linda So reports.

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The deep south is getting ready for a deep freeze. Crews are treating the roads ahead of a major winter storm that's expected to bring snow and ice on Tuesday. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HOUSTON RESIDENT DOROTHY WOODFIN, SAYING: "I'm from Texas, I don't believe in driving on ice. I don't know how to do it and I don't think other people do either." As temperatures across Texas dip to below freezing, people are doing what they can to get ready. Alabama's governor has already declared a state of emergency. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED ALABAMA RESIDENT, SAYING: "I try not to get too paranoid about the whole thing. A little firewood maybe, safe in case the electricity goes out." The extreme cold has cancelled classes for a second day in Minnesota. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MARY OLSON, MINNEAPOLIS SCHOOL DISTRICT, SAYING: "For them to stand out there in 44-below wind chill just would not be safe." The storm is also affecting air travel. Thousands of flights in and out of the South have already been cancelled.

South braces for deep freeze

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 - 00:47

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