Here's how several states are preparing for the weekend winter storm
(CNN)As a massive winter storm takes aim starting Friday at much of the eastern US, officials from the Southeast to New England are preparing for what could be crippling ice and heavy snow.
More than 50 million people from the Midwest eastward are under winter weather alerts as predicted rain, snow, sleet or freezing rain threatens dangerous road conditions and frigid temperatures.
The storm is due to dive into the lower Mississippi Valley region by Friday night, then meander Saturday across the Southeast before heading north Sunday and Monday along the Eastern Seaboard.
Here's how leaders of some states along its path are getting ready for the winter blast:
During a media briefing Friday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said the state was deploying resources to protect residents against severe …
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