U.S. Winter Storm Seen Spreading Snow, Sleet Across South [View all]
By Brian K. Sullivan Feb 10, 2014
Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency for 45 counties and Atlanta canceled classes for tomorrow and the next day as a winter storm neared, less than two weeks after a system stranded thousands of people in cars, buses and schools.
The region may get 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.5 centimeters) of snow and ice over the next three days as the storm moves from Texas to the Atlantic Ocean, according to the U.S. National Weather Service. Sleet and snow will begin falling late today or early tomorrow, the agency said.
“There is the potential for a major ice storm from northern Georgia to central and upstate South Carolina to central North Carolina Tuesday night and Wednesday,” Mark Mancuso, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania, said on the company’s website.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal extended an emergency declaration today from 14 counties in the northern part of the state to 45. Public schools will close in Atlanta and Marietta and in DeKalb, Cobb and Fulton counties, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Winter storm alerts extend from Texas to North Carolina, covering parts of nine states, the weather service said.