Winter Storm Izzy To Hammer The East Coast With Ice, Wind, and Snow

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An extremely strong winter storm is passing through the South with wind, snow, and ice. It will soon begin passing through the region of the Northeast this holiday weekend.

Dubbed Izzy by The Weather Channel, this intense storm is projected to induce significant travel restrictions from Arkansas all the way up to Maine. Much of the ice and snow has been already been claimed in the South.

In the South Carolina metro, specifically in Greenville-Spartanburg, up to 5 inches of snow was reported as of early morning Sunday, with flakes falling as much as 1 inch per hour.

Just Northeast of Mississippi, up to 6 inches of snow were reported in Jackson. Trees and branches were destroyed with many vehicles stranded around the Canton area. Flurries have dropped as far down as the Lousiana border.

The accumulation of ice is becoming a rapid cause of concern. An entire glaze was found on the tops of vehicles and in trees on the northern part of Columbia, South Carolina.

Sleet, or freezing rain, has been falling in the far eastern regions of North Carolina and from the inland of Myrtle Beach. Some of the sleet has been discovered on the Atlanta metro's northeast side.

String winds have presented additional problems in the region of the Southeast. Gusts up to 55 mph have been calculated in upstate South Carolina and northern Georgia in addition to the metro area of Atlanta. This is producing a staggering number of power outages; exceeding the figure of 100,000 in the region of the Southeast.

Advisories and warnings have been published by the National Weather Service in addition to the future path of Izzy from areas in the South up through the Appalachians and the interior of the Northeast. A warning for ice storms has been issued in areas where the accumulation of ice is of grave concern, specifically in the Southeast territories.

Generally speaking, the worst of the weather is expected in the regions where warnings have already been published. They are where it is most dangerous to drive. Yet, slippery travel is possible in advisory regions for some time.

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