Storms Wreak Havoc in South

More than 50,000 people without power as storm marches cross the South.
1:43 | 02/20/12

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Storms marching across the south leaving more than 50000 people without power highways turned. Into a -- slip and slide sudden blast of Arctic weather. In this balmy winter ABC's Steve -- insomnia has been tracking the treachery on the roads. Across Virginia West Virginia and Tennessee today driving felt more like demolition derby. The police in Virginia alone responding nearly a hundred crashes that backed up roads for miles all caused by nearly five inches of wet. Icy slushy snow. I was -- -- not too long ago like. A really weird weird waited outside Raleigh, North Carolina heavy rain washed away the salt on the -- then came the snow which melted and then froze again. All of a sudden cars were driving on -- several people were hospitalized. Somehow he got airborne and upside down when he hit the car. -- -- -- The roads have been found to right there and and it was. -- -- -- This same storm system brought flooding rain to parts of Louisiana. Then triggered three tornadoes and sent quarter sized hail raining down on four states over the weekend. But the worst of the storm may be -- wet heavy snow which brought down power lines in the Tennessee valley and -- left more than 50000 families in the dark tonight. The utilities have been working nonstop to clear the branches that brought down the line. About or. Obtain. The -- the bad -- For many in the south the first real winter storm and it came with a punch he goes and Sami ABC news Atlanta.

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