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Ice storm glazes eastern Appalachians: Ice buildup from freezing rain downs trees, power lines
ABOVE: Ice encases a BMW in Hickory, North Carolina on Thursday.
HICKORY, NC - A prolonged period of freezing rain moved from Georgia and the Carolinas to Virginia on Thursday morning, coating everything in its path with a thick layer of ice. The ice brought down power lines and trees, caused accidents and transformed the landscape into an impressive spectacle.
BELOW: Photos from the ice storm that affected North Carolina on Thursday: