City of Huntsville workers set up road blocks on Green Mountain Road while a salt truck clears the road during a brief winter storm which brought light snow and icy roads to north Alabama Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 in Huntsville, Ala. A winter storm made its way across the Southeast on Thursday, dumping snow in states recovering from days of rain, playing a role in at least one fatality, and leaving thousands without power. (AP Photo/AL.com, Eric Schultz) (The Associated Press)
Cars in this car dealer's lot in Flowood, Miss., show the accumulation of snow early Thursday morning Jan. 17, 2013, in Flowood, Miss. The National Weather Service says central Mississippi could get from 2 to 4 inches of snow from midnight through midmorning Thursday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) (The Associated Press)
A snowplow scrapes route 144, Peppers Ferry Blvd near New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg, Via. Thursday Jan. 17, 2013. A winter storm was making its way across the Southeast on Thursday, dumping 4 inches of snow in Mississippi and playing a role in a traffic fatality there, with the system expected to spread across northern Georgia and into the Washington, D.C., area, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry) LOCAL TV OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT; CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT (The Associated Press)
Vehicles move along Hwy 86 in Carrollton, Ala. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. A wet blanket of snow covered much of West Alabama Thursday morning. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton) (The Associated Press)
ATLANTA – Parts of the Southeast are digging out from a winter storm that dumped snow around the region and played a role in at least one death.
Weather warnings and advisories were issued Thursday for sections of Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
In Virginia, the areas hardest hit Thursday and Friday are in the southwest, where the National Weather Service says 13 inches were reported in Giles (jyls) County, while Grayson County and the Galax (GAY'-laks) area received about a foot. The state's western mountains received 6-9 inches while several inches or more were reported in central and eastern Virginia.