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Watch: US ice storm turns Atlanta into parking lot

New Delhi: A rare snowstorm left thousands across the US frozen in their tracks, with workers sleeping in their offices, students camping in their schools, and commuters abandoning cars along the highway to seek shelter
India TV News Desk February 01, 2014 7:12 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: A rare snowstorm left thousands across the US frozen in their tracks, with workers sleeping in their offices, students camping in their schools, and commuters abandoning cars along the highway to seek shelter in churches or even grocery stores.

Tuesday's storm left icicles along Florida beaches and paralyzed cities such as Atlanta, hub to major corporations and the world's busiest airport.

The storm, which has killed at least seven people, on Tuesday swept over a region of about 60 million largely unaccustomed to ice and snow - stretching from Texas through Georgia and into the Carolinas - and forecasts called for more freezing weather on Thursday.

Atlanta storm trapped hundreds of children in schools overnight, some without provisions, and created traffic jams stretching for miles on roads coated with two inches of snow.

Watch in pics how the ice storm turned Atlanta into parking lot: