A storm spreading snow, sleet and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South is causing immobilizing snowfalls, dangerous icy roads and massive power outages. Police in North Carolina and Virginia said they'd responded to hundreds of snow-related traffic accidents as of Sunday afternoon. Officials warned residents to prepare emergency kits and stay off roads in impacted areas.
The northeastern United States is in the midst of a rare dry spell, though it is expected to come to a soaking end later this week.
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