Snow fell on the Deep South on Wednesday as another storm brought nasty weather to the region, walloping places that were hit hard just last week.

Schools, day cares and offices closed ahead of the storm and governors once again declared states of emergency. The most intense part of the storm stretched from north Texas eastward to North Carolina and Virginia. Snow accumulations could be 6 to 8 inches or higher in some places.

About 55 miles northeast of Birmingham, Alabama, in Etowah County, Josie Hicks fretted about the safety of her 3-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son.

Hicks said the pipes already were frozen at the family’s apartment in Attalla, and she was worried the power could go out. So with sleet already bouncing off car hoods outside, Nicks made a quick trip to Wal-Mart for milk, bread and other food that didn’t have to be cooked, and 1-gallon jugs of water.

“I wouldn’t mind having some snow for the babies to play in but I don’t want them to be freezing,” Hicks said.