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South preps for heavy ice and snow

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 - 01:11

Feb. 11 - Drivers brace for a potentially ''paralyzing ice storm'' as severe winter weather threatens a wide swath of the South. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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As the snow starts to fall, crews prepare for what could be a "paralyzing ice storm" in the South. The National Weather Service predicts one to four inches of snow in Alabama, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. Forecasters say a half an inch of ice is also expected. The Governor of Georgia warned the second wave of the storm is the most threatening. (SOUNDBITE) GEORGIA GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL, SAYING: "As you know there's been significant snowfall in the Northern part of the State. But the second wave will be where the ice comes. Whether it be from sleet, snow that turns to ice or in the form of freezing rain. And that is why the real danger exists." President Obama signed an emergency declaration for Georgia, where the storm is starting to show its face. Officials were quick to make plans after being criticized for inadequate preparation before a storm two weeks ago. (SOUNDBITE) CITY OF ATLANTA PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES, SAYING: "We have enough equipment, enough material - we should be able to handle it." State transportation workers in North Carolina sprayed nearly two million gallons of salt on roads ahead of the storm. But for people living in the South, it's a waiting game to see how bad the storm will be.

South preps for heavy ice and snow

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 - 01:11

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