"Furious Winter Storm Paralyzes South, East"

"The major winter storm that has left hundreds of thousands in the southern USA without power is blazing a trail up the East Coast."

"At least 12 deaths across the South were blamed on the weather as a snowy Thursday is forecast for most of the eastern U.S., from the Carolinas to Maine, according to AccuWeather.

Snow totals varied widely early Thursday -- some areas around Washington, D.C., Baltiimore and Philadelphia were reporting 6-7 inches while some of their close-in, northern and western suburbs already had more than a foot of snow. And more was on the way, National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Korty warned."

John Bacon and Kim Hjelmgaard report for USA TODAY February 13, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"Light Snow Still Falls as Efforts Continue To Restore Power To Nearly 364,000 in the Cold" (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

"Winter Storm Takes Aim at Mid-Atlantic, Northeast" (AP)

"Atlanta ice storm produces eerily empty streets, robo-calls from the mayor (+video)" (Christian Science Monitor)

"Winter Storm Blankets East Coast Day After Socking South" (Aljazeera)

Source: USA TODAY, 02/13/2014