Deadly Winter Storm Gripping Half the Country

Dangerous driving conditions cause accidents on highways due to snow and ice; grocery stores cleared out of goods as residents stock up and hunker down.
1:07 | 01/07/17

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We turn next this Friday night to the deadly winter storms hitting right now alerts in 27 states and states of emergency now in Georgia all the way to Virginia in fact. The south bracing for dangerous weather before that storm in barrels nor. ABC's Adrian banker from Raleigh tonight. Tonight a devastating winter storm gripping half of the country. Drivers already slipping on the roads in Nashville more than 300 accidents and under four hours. In Kentucky one person killed across the south long lines at grocery stores as people stock up. Residents are being urged to have a three day supply of food staples like water canned goods and melt. Being cleared off store shelves. In Atlanta schools and businesses let out early tanker trucks are pre treating roads with brine. This is a very serious weather. Airlines canceling more than 370. Flights at Atlanta's airport today. Here and Raleigh the rain is really coming down. But those soft shots behind as the ready for the snow they're expecting up to eight inches of it and with temperatures plummeting. That ice and so could stay on the road until early next week. David Ruffin theaters we can end.

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