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Little Elliott Runion, 19 months, enjoys his first look at snow with his father Joshua at 601 Walnut Avenue in Dalton.

ATLANTA (AP) — More than a quarter-million electrical customers across the South lack power after a snowstorm and could face a cold night as temperatures plunge.

The number of outages is highest in Georgia, where utilities report more than 90,000 customers lack power, mostly west and north of Atlanta.

Another 68,000 are without power in the southern half of Mississippi, utilities say, and nearly 63,000 customers are without power in southeast Louisiana. Alabama Power Co. says 39,000 of its customers lacked power early Friday evening across a broad swath of the state, although numbers for smaller utilities weren't immediately available.

Customers in hardest-hit areas might not get power until Saturday or even Sunday, utilities warn.

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