BY CHRSTYNA PHILLIPS
Hundreds of thousands of homes, schools and businesses were without power in Georgia and the Carolinas as a fierce winter storm cut an icy strip across much of the South, bringing traffic to a complete standstill and stranding both students and travelers.
The massive storm threatened to knock out power for hundreds of thousands across the South before turning its sights on the Northeast. More than 100 million Americans were under some form of a winter storm warning, watch, or advisory. More than 4,000 commercial flights were cancelled, and another 2,000 scheduled flights were scrubbed. At least 12 deaths across the South have been reported as a result of this horrific weather.
The constant freezing rain, ice, and sleet have been devastating. Snow has been falling in parts of North Carolina, triggering major traffic jams on freeways around Durham and Raleigh, and along Interstate 95 to the east.