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A powerful winter storm is bearing down on much of the Southeast, bringing snow, ice and power outages

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(NBC News) An army of emergency crews were gearing up for battle Wednesday with a vicious ice storm in Georgia that had already cut off power for thousands of customers and left the streets of Atlanta looking like a sci-fi wasteland.

More than 225,000 customers in Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina were without power early Wednesday.

But Georgia was bearing the brunt of the wicked weather, with more than 80,000 customers in the dark Wednesday, while emergency planners urged drivers across the state to stay off "deceptively dangerous" roads.

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