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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Snow begins to cover Highway 127 in Hickory while temps dip to 21 degrees around 2:00 PM on Tuesday Jan. 28,2014.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobsrever.com
    Light snow falls along US 321 South in Hickory while temps dip to 21 degrees around 1:45PM today.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    A very fine snow was falling at exit 54 on I-77 north of Statesville Tuesday January 28, 2014.
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    Curt Habraken - AP
    Sevier County, Tenn., Rescue Squad members extricate the driver of a Chevy Silverado after the vehicle slid into a van that was blocking the road Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. Crews were working over a dozen wrecks in Sevier County. (AP Photo/The Mountain Press,Curt Habraken)
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    Butch Dill - AP
    A truck slides off the road as it tries to avoid another wrecked truck as snow begins to accumulate on Interstate 65 near Clanton, Ala., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The southern half of Alabama shut down Tuesday because of a rare storm that left a slippery layer of ice and snow across a region unaccustomed to dealing with the wintry threat. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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    Butch Dill - AP
    A truck goes off the road into the median while trying to avoid another wrecked truck as snow begins to accumulate on I-65 in Alabama on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Clanton, Ala. A rare storm that left a slippery layer of ice and snow across a region unaccustomed to dealing with the wintry threat. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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    Butch Dill - AP
    A truck slides as he tries to avoid another wrecked truck as snow begins to accumulate on I-65 on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Clanton, Ala. The southern half of Alabama shut down Tuesday because of a rare storm that left a slippery layer of ice and snow across a region unaccustomed to dealing with the wintry threat. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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    Butch Dill - AP
    A truck slides as he tries to avoid another wrecked truck as snow begins to accumulate on I-65 several road closures in Alabama on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Clanton, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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    Butch Dill - AP
    A truck slides as he tries to avoid another wrecked truck as snow begins to accumulate on I-65 several road closures in Alabama on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Clanton, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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    Butch Dill - AP
    A truck slides into the median whiel trying to avoid another wrecked truck in the snow on I-65 several road Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Clanton, Ala. A rare storm left a slippery layer of ice and snow across a region unaccustomed to dealing with the wintry threat. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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    Michael Patrick - AP
    Slick roads cause a minor accident Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Southern Appalachian Mountains and the Tennessee Valley until 10 p.m. Tuesday with expected snowfall accumulations of one to two inches. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick)
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    Curt Habraken - AP
    A Sevierville Primary School student writes on a bus window as county schools let out at 10:15 a.m. due to snow and cold in Sevierville, Tenn. Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. Snowfall across East Tennessee has led several school districts to call off classes early. (AP Photo/The Mountain Press,Curt Habraken)
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    Curt Habraken - AP
    Sevierville Primary School students load up as school is let out early due to snow in Sevierville, Tenn., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Snowfall across East Tennessee has led several school districts to call off classes early. (AP Photo/The Mountain Press, Curt Habraken)
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    J. Miles Cary - AP
    Alma Pike shields her face from the cold Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Southern Appalachian Mountains and the Tennessee Valley until 10 p.m. Tuesday with expected snowfall accumulations of one to two inches.(AP Photo/ J. Miles Cary, Knoxville News Sentinel)
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    Mike Stewart - AP
    Vehicles moves slowly on Interstate 575 in North West Ga., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, near Kennesaw, Ga. Georgians stocked up on ice-melting chemicals, school systems closed, and road crews prepared to clear snow and ice from highways as a winter storm took aim. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
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    Rogelio V. Solis - AP
    A parent gives his child a push down the hills that surround the soccer fields at Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. An arctic blast spread across Mississippi with below freezing temperatures and treacherous driving conditions. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Rogelio V. Solis - AP
    A cyclist tries rides without his hands in north Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. An arctic blast spread across Mississippi with below freezing temperatures and treacherous driving conditions. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Rogelio V. Solis - AP
    A City of Jackson employee places road barriers up while traffic drives around them near downtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. An arctic blast spread across Mississippi with below freezing temperatures and treacherous driving conditions. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Rogelio V. Solis - AP
    Belhaven University students Melissa Rey, left, and James Lewellan take advantage of the snow to play soccer on campus Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, on the Jackson, Miss., campus. An arctic blast spread across Mississippi with below freezing temperatures and treacherous driving conditions. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Butch Dill - AP
    Snow begins to accumulate on I-65 south of Birmingham causing several road closures in Alabama on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Pelham, Ala. Gov. Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency, and he delayed three special legislative elections for a week. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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    Jason Fochtman - AP
    Terry Jones puts on gloves as freezing rain comes down Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Conroe, Texas. (AP Photo/The Courier, Jason Fochtman)
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    Jason Fochtman - AP
    Montie Alders walks down Metcalf Street near downtown Conroe, Texas, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Conroe Courier, Jason Fochtman)
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    Rogelio V. Solis - AP
    Richard Robinson of Jackson and others wait under a shelter for their morning bus ride into downtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, as ice and snow flurries have brought on difficult driving conditions. A severe winter storm is expected to hit the state bringing ice and snow to the Gulf Coast. Snow is expected to get heavier though mid-morning before temperatures rise by early afternoon. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Rogelio V. Solis - AP
    Richard Robinson of Jackson, right, and others wait under a shelter for their morning bus ride into downtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, as ice and snow flurries have brought on difficult driving conditions. A severe winter storm is expected to hit the state bringing ice and snow to the Gulf Coast. Snow is expected to get heavier though mid-morning before temperatures rise by early afternoon. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    WOODY MARSHALL - AP
    Representatives from Houston County's Houston County's law enforcement agencies, Red Cross, hospitals, and school system attend a National Weather Service weather briefing Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in Warner Robins, Ga. Across the Deep South, residents stocked up on fuel and groceries, schools and offices closed, and road crews were at the ready as a storm moved in Tuesday from the central U.S., threatening to bring snow, ice and subzero temperatures to a region more accustomed to air conditioners and sunscreen than parkas and shovels. (AP Photo/The Macon Telegraph, Woody Marshall)
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    WOODY MARSHALL - AP
    Houston County Emergency Management Agency Director Jimmy Williams leads a meeting of representatives from Houston County's Houston County's law enforcement agencies, Red Cross, hospital, RABF, and school system after a National Weather Service weather briefing Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in Warner Robins, Ga. Across the Deep South, residents stocked up on fuel and groceries, schools and offices closed, and road crews were at the ready as a storm moved in Tuesday from the central U.S., threatening to bring snow, ice and subzero temperatures to a region more accustomed to air conditioners and sunscreen than parkas and shovels. (AP Photo/The Macon Telegraph, Woody Marshall)
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    Rogelio V. Solis - AP
    Traffic creeps along I-55 in north Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 as ice and snow flurries cause difficult driving conditions. A severe winter storm is expected to hit the state bringing ice and snow to the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Rogelio V. Solis - AP
    Traffic creeps along Interstate 55 in north Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, as ice and snow flurries cause difficult driving conditions. A severe winter storm is expected to hit the state bringing ice and snow to the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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