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Second death from winter storm

ATLANTA (AP) - A second death is being blamed on the winter blast that's slamming the Southeast with several inches of snow and sleet.

The deaths were both in northern Louisiana, where icy weather led to dangerous driving conditions.

The winter blast rolled across the South yesterday, coating bridges and roads with snow, sleet and freezing rain. The governors of Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee declared emergencies and schools and colleges called off classes.

Atlanta got as much as three inches, a rarity for that city, where the world's busiest airport canceled thousands of flights.

Forecasters said the front could also bring sleet and freezing rain lasting into Tuesday in Georgia.

And unlike other times when an inch or two of snow coats the ground, temperatures were not expected above freezing into Tuesday, so it won't melt.

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