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Rare Winter Storm Blankets South With Snow

Louisiana got its earliest snowflakes ever as people across the South awakened to a dusting of powder.

Snow started falling in the region late Friday and continued into Saturday morning.

Snow also caused a few cancellations Saturday at Washington's Dulles International Airport. Up to 6 inches of snow was reported in the D.C. region.

The National Weather Service says several Louisiana towns reported two to three inches of snow. Photos posted online showed clumps of snow on otherwise brown yards — though many people scraped together enough for snowmen.

The storm also dumped three to four inches of snow overnight in parts of Mississippi. At least 7,300 homes and businesses lost power in the state.

Tennessee and North Carolina reported light snow at higher elevations.

The Daily News Journal reported Tennessee Highway Patrol and MPD dispatchers said the slick conditions caused approximately 14 wrecks on Interstate 24.

In northern Georgia, National Weather Service meteorologist Trisha Palmer said the light snowfall was "not that big of a deal."