Richard Russell Scenic Hwy 348 is closed due to icy conditions on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, just north of Helen, Ga. In a dire warning Tuesday, forecasters said a "catastrophic" winter storm threatened to bring a thick layer of ice to Georgia and other parts of the South, causing widespread power outages that could leave people in the dark for days. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

Photo by: Curtis Compton

Richard Russell Scenic Hwy 348 is closed due to icy conditions on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, just north of Helen, Ga. In a dire warning Tuesday, forecasters said a "catastrophic" winter storm threatened to bring a thick layer of ice to Georgia and other parts of the South, causing widespread power outages that could leave people in the dark for days. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)