Snow, ice blast through South with powerful winter storm

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Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) – A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice is blasting through parts of the U.S. Southeast.

The storm knocked out power Sunday to tens of thousands of customers, felled trees and coated roads with treacherous ice. Highway patrols reported hundreds of vehicle accidents. In Florida, a tornado ripped through a trailer park.

Three minor injuries were reported. Significant icing caused problems in North Carolina, while Virginia State Police said traffic stood still for hours on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County due to an accident.

The storm system could cause hazardous driving conditions across the eastern U.S. into Monday, as it turns toward the Mid-Atlantic states and New England.

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1/17/2022 3:07:12 AM (GMT -6:00)

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