(NBC News) — A powerful winter blast has millions in the South facing unfamiliar white-out conditions.
Heavy snow had officials in the Carolinas warning residents to stay off the roads.
In Charlotte, those who didn’t head the warning were left stranded on highways.
The storm forced airlines to cancel more than 2,000 flights, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded.
In Atlanta, paralyzed by the last storm, the city was ready this time.
Early warnings lead to empty streets during the normal hectic rush hour.
Conditions are expected to worsen overnight as sleet and freezing rain mixes in with the snow in many areas.