"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.


"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