Southern states brace for severe winter storms over MLK Day weekend

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The governors of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia declared states of emergency ahead of a winter storm system expected to strike the southeastern United States Saturday, CNN reports.

According to The Associated Press, "2 to 5 inches ... of snow could fall as far south as northeast Georgia from Saturday evening though Sunday, and possible power outages and travel problems could be exacerbated by any coating of ice — and winds gusting to 35 mph."

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