The city of Atlanta has become a virtual ghost town as emergency crews battle a vicious ice storm in the state capital of Georgia that had already cut off power for tens of thousands of people across a long arm of the Southeast and left the streets empty and regions covered with ice and snow.
Atlanta residents were just recuperating from another snowstorm two weeks ago after hundreds of people jammed local roads trying to get home at the same time. The ice storm this week prompted Governor Nathan Deal to declare a state of emergency for about 40 Georgia counties.
The storm system is now headed up the eastern seaboard and should arrive in the NYC metropolitan area within hours and is expected to wear out any welcome mat it may have had.
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