A deadly winter storm gripped southeastern United States on Wednesday, reportedly killing 12 people, crippling travel, grounding flights and even knocking out power in some areas.
Winter storm warnings and advisories were issued for east Arkansas to much of the Atlantic coast, the National Weather Service said. The storm is expected to hit the rest of the northeastern region in the next two days with up to 15 inches of snow.
Shelters were opened in Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina to help those stranded by the storm.
The National Weather Service termed the weather system as an event of historic proportions and warned of ‘catastrophic’ and ‘paralyzing’ conditions.
Here’s what it looks like through photos shared on Twitter:
Beautiful pic of snow near 18th St. overpass in Bham Courtesy:BPD Dep. Chief Ray Tubbs pic.twitter.com/4ixQBTPM4V— Jonathan Hardison (@FOX6Hardison) February 13, 2014
11 inches of snow in Lawrence and fans line up in the snow. 11 centimeters of snow in Chapel Hill and... pic.twitter.com/SgNaywdgAG— The Phog (@phoggg) February 13, 2014