American South Hit by Winter Storms

Ginger Zee tracks the latest weather across America.
1:35 | 01/17/13

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And now, we want to tell you about the winter blast hitting the southern united states, wreaki iing havoc on highways. In effect, the weather is upside down on the weather map tomorrow. Normally temperate southern cities, places like jackson, mississippi, are facing more snow than chicago. And abc's ginger seine is trzee is tracking that. Reporter: It's the first winter storm of the season for many in the south. And it's been a disaster on the roads. In mississippi, up to half a foot of snow fell in some places, making it nearly impossible to drive. The snow caused dozens of accidents from alabama to west virginia. I feel like we're not prepared for it, like most other starts. Reporter: In eastern tennessee, the fresh winter white sloped traffic to a crawl. Students at the university of alabama turned the rare scene into a campus-wide snowball fright. I'm from tuscaloosa, alabama, so, I'm not used to the snow. I'm used to sun. Reporter: Tonight, winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings stretch from the carolinas through maryland. Areas like raleigh, north carolina, could pick up more than three inches of snow. Now, this much snow in that part of the south is a big deal. You're about to see some fun video from brandon, mississippi, where they picked up just about an inch and a half of snow. Having a lot of good times with that. But this is, overall, in the season, about two times what they normally see, diane. And places like callman, alabama, who got four inches, almost four times what a city like chicago has had this season. Four times chicago? Reporter: Four times. All right, thank you, . It's upside down out there tonight.

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