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South braces for deep freeze

Tuesday, January 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.

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South braces for deep freeze

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 00:47