By: Steve Dellar | 01-17-2018 | News
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Slow Winter Storm Sweeps Southern USA

A winter storm following an a-typical west-to-east path in some states is pummelling the Deep South with snow. In all, 10 people died because of the unusual circumstances the storm brought.

North Carolina’s five largest cities all got snow with Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Durham each having more than 6 inches, whilst some smaller communities experiencing as much as 10 inches.

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Mr Ben Kimmel, as resident of northern Durham County, has lived in the state most of his live and claimed that "this is really unusual for this area to have this much snow.”

"We have two little dogs that are not in the mood for this, so I'll probably try to clear some paths for them".

Louisiana saw icicles hanging from a statue of jazz musicians in normally sunny New Orleans in this time of year, whilst drivers were learning how to drive on icy roads across Atlanta, the city that was brought to a near-standstill by little more than an inch of snow.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Never thought we would see <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/snow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#snow</a> in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Louisiana?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Louisiana</a>. Basically shut the whole town down. The pups seemed to enjoy it. <a href="https://t.co/DOVG8vYrEi">pic.twitter.com/DOVG8vYrEi</a></p>&mdash; Caitlyn Morin (@MorinVentures) <a href="https://twitter.com/MorinVentures/status/953673903343390723?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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In Texas, a homeless man was found dead behind a trash bin in Houston, whilst an 82-year-old woman suffering from dementia succumbed to the cold after walking away from her house.

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Four people died in Louisiana in a car accident when a pickup spun out of control. In New Orleans, a car drove into the freezing river with an 8-month-old baby inside.

Two people died in Atlanta along an icy stretch of I-75 when a car lost control and hit pedestrians.

In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper declared: "This has been quite a white-out for our state."

"This has been a slower-moving storm than anticipated so it's dumping more snow on us."

There is some good news on the horizon though with milder weather forecasted for the eastern half of the US by the weekend.

Source:

http://www.wral.com/slow-moving-winter-storm-leaves-lingering-effect-in-south/17268647/

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