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Freezing Weather Hitting The South And Midwest This Week

29 January 2014 No Comment

Thousands of Southerners have been warned to expect an icy mess in the upcoming days ahead, the Associated Press reports .

The polar vortex is making a comeback.

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Tami Chappell / Reuters

Thousands of people across the South stocked up on fuel and groceries Monday night as schools closed and road crews prepared for subzero weather, a novelty in a region more accustomed to shorts and sunscreen.

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In the Carolinas, many school districts are operating on half-day schedules today, so kids can get home before the worst of the storm moves into the area. North Carolina's Outer Banks area is expecting 8 inches of snow.

Minneapolis / Via Eric Miller / Reuters

Public officials from Texas to southeastern Virginia asked drivers to stay off the roads.

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Plummeting temperatures and heavy winds in the Midwest resulted in schools and offices closing for a second day in a row. In Minnesota, wind chills could reach 35 to 50 degrees below zero, according to forecasters.

Minnesota / Via Eric Miller / Reuters

In South Carolina, people are preparing for several inches of snow; the state department of transportation sent crews out Tuesday to treat roads with sand and brine to mitigate any trouble caused by icy conditions.

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Alabama / Via Lyle Ratliff / Reuters


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