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Jones says two men with the Civic died; both were from Warner Robins, Georgia.
Officials in Houston say a homeless man found dead Tuesday behind a trash bin apparently died of exposure.
A county coroner in Georgia says two people have been killed in a crash on an icy stretch of Interstate 75.
Bibb County Chief Coroner Leon Jones tells The Associated Press the driver of a Ford Mustang lost control of the car and collided with a Honda Civic and a man standing near that car on the roadside about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta. The man standing near the Civic and another man inside the car were killed in the Wednesday morning crash.
Jones said it wasn’t known Wednesday afternoon why one of the men was standing outside the car and the other one inside it.
Transportation employees in South Carolina are working to keep highways passable as snow moves into the central and western parts of the state.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation said late Wednesday morning that crews pretreated bridges and interstate highways and are working to keep vehicles rolling safety.
The agency said about 1,400 employees are involved in the effort.
Workers have put down nearly 480,000 gallons (1.8 million liters) of salt brine. Workers have also distributed nearly 6,200 gallons (23,400 liters) of chemicals and 1,800 gallons (6,800 liters) of salt. Other crews have distributed more than 240 tons (218 metric tons) of sand.
As much as 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow is possible across South Carolina, with the highest snowfalls expected around Rock Hill.
The weather prompted Gov. Henry McMaster to postpone his State of the State address scheduled Wednesday night until Jan.
Tow truck driver Charles Prewitt says he worked all night trying to aid cars and trucks that ran off icy roads in southern Mississippi as a blast of cold air broke records in the South.
Prewitt, who works for B Towing of Collins, said he’s gotten more than 20 calls for help, but couldn’t get to all of them. 49 between Jackson and Hattiesburg.
A tow truck driver for three years, Prewitt says it’s hard for him just to reach calls.
The University of Southern Mississippi canceled classes as temperatures dropped below 20 degrees ( 7 Celsius) and ice coated some roads in Hattiesburg.
Icy runways have forced cancellation of morning flights at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
That’s just one example of how an arctic blast hitting the South is disrupting air travel.
The need to de ice planes is causing major delays at the world’s busiest airport, in Atlanta. About a quarter of the day’s 360 arrivals and departures have been canceled at Raleigh Durham International Airport.