Atlanta area braces for dangerous ice storm

Atlanta area braces for dangerous ice storm

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power is reporting power outages as the Atlanta area and the South brace for a dangerous ice storm that's moving into the region.

The utility company says that more than 2,000 customers are without power around the state early Wednesday but officials say the number will probably grow.

Emergency management workers are hunkering down, waiting to spring into action as rain — along with temperatures — are falling, potentially leading to dangerous ice conditions.

Atlanta and the surrounding region dodged the first punch of a dangerous winter storm Tuesday, but forecasters warn the second punch will likely bring a thick layer of ice and heavy winds that could knock out power to thousands of people and leave people stranded in their cold, dark homes for days.