Clearing the way
A snow plow clear roads in Georgia on Tuesday.
Long way home
People in Birmingham, Ala., made it home any way they could after a winter storm paralyzed the city on Tuesday.
Highway 400 in Atlanta, Ga., is empty Wednesday morning after businesses and schools closed on Tuesday (Jan. 28) because of a winter storm.
Snow fell during rush hour in Atlanta, snarling traffic and trapping motorists for hours.
Stuck in snow and ice
Gridlock in Birmingham, Ala. on Tuesday afternoon.
A fire truck drives the wrong way up an Atlanta street because of gridlock.
Polar bear plunge
Snow surrounds a pool in Birmingham, Ala.
The snow depth measured by NOAA satellites after the winter storm struck Jan. 28.
While the South froze, Alaska hit record high temperatures this week.
Storm from space
The winter storm as seen from space by NOAA's weather satellite.
Before the snow moved in, cold temperatures turned a water feature into an ice sculpture on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia.