Cold Snap Begins to Ease in South

ATLANTA, Feb. 13 (UPI) — Freezing rain on snow made for dangerous conditions in Georgia Saturday as other southern states began to thaw from the most recent storm, officials said.

Residents of Metro Atlanta were warned to stay off the roads Saturday morning, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

As much as four inches of snow fell on the Atlanta region Friday, causing dozens of accidents and knocking out power to several thousand homes and businesses.

The same storm closed all schools in Mississippi Friday as 8 inches of snow fell on De Kalb in the eastern part of the state and Biloxi experienced rare snow flurries on the coast. In Louisiana, government offices were closed in 43 parishes Friday, CNN reported Saturday.

In Dallas, slightly warmer temperatures Friday began to melt some of the 12.5 inches of record-breaking snow recorded at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

By late Friday, conditions had turned slushy, roads were free of ice and warmer temperatures were predicted for the weekend, The Dallas Morning News reported Saturday.

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