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Jan112011

Southeast Thaws Out as Winter Storm Heads North

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The winter storm that grounded travelers and created icy roads across the southeast Monday is heading toward the northeast on Tuesday.

As it moves up the coast, weather forecasters said it will combine with snow from the midwest, bringing eight to 16 inches of snow in some areas, particularly in New England and New York's Long Island.

"It will be intensifying rapidly later today and tonight as it moves north," National Weather Service Meteorologist Christopher Hedge told ABC News Radio.  "And some heavy snow will be moving into the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, especially along the I-95 corridor from New Jersey all the way up through Boston."

Snow is expected to arrive Tuesday night and into the overnight with the heaviest snow to fall east of New York City.  It's the third time since Christmas a snowstorm has headed to the northeast.

Connecticut resident Denise Creacy says it's too much.  "I need a break but everybody's getting it.  My brother's from Atlanta and he texted me.  He goes, 'It shut down the city we have six inches,'" Creacy told ABC News Radio.  "'I'm like, six inches, what's that.'  Get your broom, you'll be fine."

From the Carolinas to Georgia to Tennessee, Southeast residents face lingering problems as authorities work to restore power and commuters drive on ice-covered roads.

The storm dropped about 15 inches of snow in parts of Jackson County, North Carolina, Monday.

Atlanta drivers are facing chaotic conditions after four-to-seven inches of snow and sleet turned many of the interstates into sheets of ice.  But the icy roads aren't their only concern.  About 1,000 people in the Atlanta area are still without power.

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