This from a friend in Atlanta, GA:
"Few locals were prepared for this weather! I personally witnessed several thousand people walking away from abandoned vehicles, on just one highway. Ice was an inch thick! I drove as far as I could yesterday morning, and then walked three more miles, all in order to rescue a friend, his wife, and daughter after their car ran out of gas. They sat in their cold car for seventeen hours before I got to them. I brought them, and five other hungry, cold strangers to my house. Hope they can get out today."