ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands remain without
electricity across the Deep South days after a winter snow storm snapped
power lines across the region.
At least 18,500 homes and businesses in Georgia were still in the dark
Monday according to Georgia Power and Georgia Electric Membership
Corporation. Metro Atlanta got several inches of snow Friday and
Saturday, while some areas farther north saw up to a foot of snowfall.
Utilities in Louisiana reported at least 1,000 customers were still
waiting for power to be restored. Mississippi had about 700 outages and
Alabama roughly 500.
Several school systems closed Monday in Georgia because of a lingering
threat of icy road conditions.
The unusually heavy December snow storm brought flurries to New Orleans
and dumped several inches in Mississippi and Alabama.