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The South’s disastrous response to the winter storm, in pictures

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Students slept in school gyms. Workers slept in the aisles at CVS. Commuters wouldn’t have missed much if they fell asleep in their cars.

Winter Storm Leon, which left about two inches of snow covering the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, hit Atlanta particularly hard. Late Tuesday, the National Weather Service said 2.3 inches was recorded at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, AP reported.

Here’s what it looked like Tuesday:

Not everyone had a lousy time:

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