Massive Winter Storm Wreaks Havoc on The South

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pedestrians cross deserted, icy streets in Atlanta after overnight freezing precipitation created hazardous driving conditions on February 12, 2014. (Davis Turner/Getty)

A massive winter storm is wreaking havoc on the South today and threatening to do the same in the Northeast over the next few days.

Ice and a nasty wintry mix is causing major problems in states from Louisiana to North Carolina, effectively shutting down roads, closing schools, and cancelling flights nationwide. According to reports, the sleet, snow and freezing rain has left more than 100,000 homes and businesses without power across the region.

To get a sense of how people are coping in three Southern states not used to this kind of winter blast The Takeaway turns to Joshua Stewart, Morning Edition Host for Georgia Public Broadcasting; Pat Duggins, News Director for Alabama Public Radio; and Kearns Little the co-owner of Little Hardware in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Guests:

Pat Duggins, Kearns Little and Joshua Stewart

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

I hope they know in the South that table salt is not used on snow. (I know that this was mean spirited, but I am disgusted with the weather in the North East this winter.)

Feb. 12 2014 01:23 PM

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