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South paralyzed by icy gridlock in powerful storm
South paralyzed by icy gridlock in powerful storm

DURHAM, N.C. — A crippling winter storm had much of the Deep South caked in a dangerous armor of ice and snow Wednesday evening, leaving motorists trapped in snowy traffic gridlock, forcing thousands of flight cancellations and cutting power to hundreds of thousands. In North Carolina, sections of five major interstate highways were gridlocked, and motorists were abandoning their cars — scenes that appeared to repeat the traffic debacle that gripped Atlanta last week when thousands of cars were left on snow-slick roads. As the situation worsened throughout the day, officials warned drivers to stay with their cars or the vehicles would be towed at their expense. Authorities...

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