(NBC NEWS) -- For the second time in as many weeks a winter storm is dipping into the Deep South, creating travel headaches for a region ill-equipped to deal with it.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain are falling from Texas to the Carolinas.
Preparations are underway for the worst precipitation, expected Tuesday night through Wednesday.
Georgia's Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for nearly a third of the state, telling state employees to stay home at least through Wednesday.
"We are making every effort to be prepared for these events and I would simply say that we should all individually use extreme caution," Deal said.
He's hoping to avoid the disastrous scenario two weeks ago when thousands of students were forced to sleep at school.