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At least sixteen states bracing for another winter storm

At least 16 states from Texas to New Jersey are bracing for another round of icy winter weather. 
Snow has already started to fall across parts of the south and Atlanta is now under a rare winter storm warning.
   
Both Georgia and Mississippi have declared states of emergency.
And an ice storm warning has been issued for parts of eastern Georgia and South Carolina where a dangerous coating of ice may accumulate.

Today, the Deep South is in a State of Emergency as a second winter storm in as many weeks threatens snow and ice in places that just aren't equipped
for it.

"Big stuff ahead of us.   Tomorrow it's going to be a terrible day"
From Dallas to Huntsville to Columbia, South Carolina, roads have already become dangerous and deadly.

In Atlanta, public schools are closed for the next two days before even a snowflake has fallen.  They're expecting 2 inches of snow and a quarter inch of ice by Wednesday.

At grocery stores, evidence of the panic aisles cleared of the staples  as families prepare to hunker down for days.

Tell me what you got here in your cart here? I got cereal ,milk, bread, everything you need for a storm, everything you need

The scenes playing out at hardware stores, too many sold out of salt, sand and kitty litter to give those slippery sidewalks some grip.

Across the region,  memories still fresh with the nightmares caused by the last storm when Atlanta freeways became jammed ice rinks and thousands of
kids were stranded in their schools.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, criticized for being unprepared last time,  has been warning this one could be worse.
 
Ice is the big danger here. Whereas we didn't lose power in the most recent incident, ice as you know presents a great challenge. Meanwhile, the weather is another hit for airlines and their passengers.

More than a thousand flights have been cancelled today, with the world's busiest airport - Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson- being hardest hit.

Sleet has begun to fall here but the worst of the storm looks to hit on Wednesday. Meteorologists say potential to be a historic and paralyzing storm.