Emergency declarations were issued in several southern states, as a result of the wintry conditions felt as far south as Texas and affecting Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and other states famous as havens from the northern winter.
Freak Snowstorm, Cold Snap Paralyzes US South
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January 30, 2014

Via AFP:

The usually balmy US South was paralyzed Wednesday by a freak snowstorm that forced thousands of children to shelter in schools overnight and left thousands of motorists stranded on icy roads.

Schools were closed Wednesday in towns and cities across the region, as authorities struggled to shake off Tuesday's unusual snowfall and freezing temperatures.

Emergency declarations were issued in several southern states, as a result of the wintry conditions felt as far south as Texas and affecting Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and other states famous as havens from the northern winter.

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