North Carolina Is This Storm's Atlanta
Ice and snow bring gridlock, too
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 12, 2014 7:37 PM CST
Kevin Miller looks out of the passenger window of his friend's car as they sit in stuck traffic during a storm Wednesday in Raleigh, N.C.   (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Scott Sharpe)

(Newser) – Today's big winter storm is arriving as advertised throughout parts of the South, and the images emerging from North Carolina suggest that the state didn't learn from Atlanta's mistakes last month. The AP reports that pretty much the same thing happened to Raleigh and other cities this afternoon: People left work early as the snow began, and everybody seemed to do so around the same time. The result has been gridlock on interstates and on roads big and small. (In Atlanta, meanwhile, the roads are mostly clear.)

“I thought I was going to go through town, but now I‘m not sure we’re going anywhere,” one stranded driver near downtown Raleigh tells the News & Observer. About 100,000 homes and businesses have lost power in the state, along with 200,000 in Georgia and 245,000 in South Carolina. At least 11 deaths have been blamed on the storm, which is expected to keep tracking toward the Northeast overnight.

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dennis
Feb 13, 2014 7:50 PM CST
Been a bad winter in the states and eastern Canada. Was surprised seeing people in Dallas skating in the street this year. Wonder how New Mexico has been making out weather wise.
JERZJOE
Feb 13, 2014 8:34 AM CST
yeah!! the next storm will be for the democ(rats)!! just wait till the rep take control in Nov 2014,repeal obamacare, give us less taxes, fix the debt etc.. !! then in nov 2016 Gov. Christie will be prez!! and everything will be AOK in the USA on Jan 20, 2017!! period!!
winterfairy
Feb 13, 2014 7:20 AM CST
Maybe I can shed some light on this for you Yankees. 1. People down there have a serious work ethic and are on time. 2. Businesses down there just expect the people to make an effort. 3. Yes they are weird, this happens maybe once every ten years. You would think they would just call in sick. But its because it only happens once every ten years. 4. They get a little ice often. There are two seasons, hot and ice. Most of the time, it doesn't amount to much.