Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

• Snowfalls and freezing rain in the south of the United States

Thousands of accidents hundreds of cars overturned, many kilometers of traffic jams - all consequences of snow and freezing rain in the southern US. Most likely in January 2014 will be the coldest month in the 48 continental US states since the beginning of the XXI century.

Report unusual weather in the south of the United States, as well as about the people for a long time had not seen snow.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

Usually, the winter snow in Atlanta does not happen, but not this time. The roads are covered with ice, many take off from the road, January 29, 2014.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

Just put in 6 states of emergency. The hardest thing - in Georgia and Alabama. Aware of at least 6 dead.

This Alabama, 28 January 2014 photographer caught the moment when the driver of an orange truck flies off the track. The right wagon is already in the cell.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

If you try, you can find the positive moments in the icy rain. For example, such a beauty in the state of Georgia in the south-east of the USA, 29 January 2014.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

Thousands of accidents hundreds of cars overturned, many kilometers of traffic jams. Some drivers stood in traffic jams more than a day. Someone does not stand up and throw the car on the road, walk getting to the nearest motel.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

The snowfall accompanied by a sharp decrease in temperature, not typical for the southern states. In the morning hours, in some districts, the thermometer fell to as much as minus 12 degrees Celsius. Some people, for a long time have not seen snow in shock and wait out the snow in different places, such as in stores. Atlanta, January 29, 2014.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

Atlanta, January 29, 2014.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

The fountain, ice-covered street in Atlanta January 23, 2014. If you look at a man in the background and snow-free road, these Siberians unlikely to say who at this point are raging unrealistic cold. But still, as we know, is relative.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

US National Weather Service warned that residents of some regions of Georgia, South and North Carolina will face strong ice and snow - snow cover may reach as much as 5 centimeters! In Russia, it raises a smile, but it is highly unusual for this region. For example, the last time the snow in New Orleans seen in 2008.

Views of downtown Atlanta, too, for a long time have not seen snow, January 29, 2014.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

For some reason caught fire on the highway the car.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

Push-pull on icy roads in the state of Georgia, January 28, 2014.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

This track in Kentucky looks absolutely alien

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

By American standards, the road plunged into chaos. Looking at the congestion in Atlanta, Muscovites would surely say that the capital will be more daily traffic jams.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

Bad weather forced the closure of some roads and even a few of federal highways. On the eve of heavy snowfall were canceled about 3 thousand flights.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

Total negative temperature recorded in 34 states. Traffic jam on the road in Alabama, January 29, 2014.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

Covered with ice machine - the consequences of freezing rain in Alabama on 29 January 2014. However, people are not discouraged and sculpts snowman.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

the South Atlantic, North Carolina, January 28, 2014. There is reason to try on fashionable gloves.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US

January 2014 is likely to be the coldest month in the 48 continental US states since the beginning of the 21st century.

Snowfalls and freezing rain in the southern US