Record cold cripples South, leaves multiple dead

Brooke Meadows, left, and Alex Ondrus go for a walk in Radnor Lake State Park, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. A winter storm brought snow and cold temperatures to the area, causing the closing of schools and businesses. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

A rare winter storm paralyzed the South Wednesday, triggering flight cancellations and power outages across the region.

At least eight people have lost their lives as a result of the inclement weather, NBC reported.

Here's a look at what the snow, ice and wind looks like in places which rarely see any of the above.


In Tennessee, some schools have been closed for so long that students are receiving a seven-day weekend, WZTV reported.

Some celebrated their snow day alongside a friendly T-Rex, WZTV reported.


In North Carolina, officials took drastic steps to prepare for the weather, WCTI reported.

Gov. Roy Cooper declared a statewide emergency Tuesday to allow him to deploy the necessary resources.


In Alabama, temperatures were expected to plunge back into the teens and low 20s overnight into Thursday morning, WPMI reported.

Mobile Regional Airport officially recorded 0.1” snowfall (more freezing rain and sleet), making this the second time in recorded history that Mobile received two snowfalls during the winter. The only other time this has happened: 1977.


Wednesday's snow total of 1 inch in Macon, Ga., was record setting for January 17th and was the area's first measurable snow since January 2014, WGXA reported.

The slick conditions caused a massive pile-up on the state's I-475.

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