The South was turned into a winter wonderland on Friday when a storm moved through the region, shrouding it in snow.
While children may have enjoyed playing in the white stuff, the storm caused thousands of power outages, hundreds of flight delays and cancellations and roadways to be littered with automobile accidents.
Snow reached as far south as Brownsville, Texas, which experienced its first measurable snow since December 2004. Also in Texas, seven inches of snow was reported in Corpus Christi. The last time the city saw measurable snow was also in 2004. The snow caused more than 15,000 power outages there. Houston also received its first measurable snow since 2009.
One inch of snow was reported in Mobile, Alabama — the earliest measurable snow there since records began in 1842. In Louisiana’s Tangipahoa Parish, there were over 29,000 power outages. In Mississippi, local states of emergency were put into effect for Hattiesburg and Petal.
In Georgia, over 46,000 power outages were reported, and one person was killed after stepping on downed power lines.
But as of Saturday morning, the storm system was moving off to the north and east — but some parts of the South will still be very chilly. (GMA)