Posted: Feb 13, 2010 7:45 AM by Associated Press
The Deep South is the latest region to be living through a snowy shutdown. As much as 7 inches fell in central South Carolina, one of the hardest-hit areas. The snow isn't expected to linger long, unlike the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast where some areas got 3 feet in back-to-back blizzards.
The Southern snow knocked out power to thousands and caused hundreds of accidents. Near Montgomery, Ala., state police say a car plunged off an icy road into a pond, killing two brothers ages 4 and 2. The boys' mother, who was driving, survived.
Even before the first flake fell, flights were canceled yesterday at Atlanta's busy airport. The cancelations quickly jammed up air traffic around the country.
Many places were seeing snow for the first time in a generation or longer, and some people weren't quite sure what to do.