Snow blankets Southern USA

Snowy Charlotte, NC, USA 10 Jan 11

Up to 30 cm of snow fell on higher elevations of the American South on Monday, leaving at least four people dead, cutting off power to thousands and closing countless roads.

Lesser amounts of snow fell in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi, but a bigger problem was icy roads in Alabama and Louisiana.

Georgia and Alabama declared states of emergency and officials closed schools and government offices.

Atlanta recorded 15 cm of snow which shut down the airport – the busiest in the U.S – and left the city with few plows to clear streets.

The same storm system is moving up the Eastern Seaboard and is expected to dump snow in the U.S. Northeast and into the Maritimes.

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