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Artic weather blasts Southern Crescent

Ice gathered on boat docks along Lake Spivey Tuesday. Temperatures dipped into single digits breaking weather records in the area. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

Ice gathered on boat docks along Lake Spivey Tuesday. Temperatures dipped into single digits breaking weather records in the area. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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Sub-zero winds caused water from Lake Spivey to splash along its banks leaving ice in its wake. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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Ice gathered on nearly everything along the banks of Lake Spivey. An arctic blast brought single-digit temperatures to the south side Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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Ice gathers on blades of grass along the banks of Lake Spivey Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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Boat docks along Lake Spivey were covered in ice from single-digit temperatures Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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Nicole Williams, on her way to a lunch date on the McDonough Square, withstands the biting winds and below-freezing temperatures that enveloped the metro area Monday into Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Johnny Jackson)

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Activity in downtown Jonesboro increased slowly as temperatures struggled to rise above the single digits. Georgia Power officials said the company took additional generation online to ensure its customers would have adequate, reliable electricity as temperatures plummeted into the single digits Tuesday morning. (Staff Photo: Johnny Jackson)

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Neighborhoods were noisy with the hum from heating units keeping residents warm this week, while wild life took shelter from the winds at night and warmed in the sun during the day. (Staff Photo: Johnny Jackson)

Nicole Williams, on her way to a lunch date on the McDonough Square, withstands the biting winds and below-freezing temperatures that enveloped the metro area Monday into Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Johnny Jackson)

Activity in downtown Jonesboro increased slowly as temperatures struggled to rise above the single digits. Georgia Power officials said the company took additional generation online to ensure its customers would have adequate, reliable electricity as temperatures plummeted into the single digits Tuesday morning. (Staff Photo: Johnny Jackson)

Neighborhoods were noisy with the hum from heating units keeping residents warm this week, while wild life took shelter from the winds at night and warmed in the sun during the day. (Staff Photo: Johnny Jackson)

Ice gathered on boat docks along Lake Spivey Tuesday. Temperatures dipped into single digits breaking weather records in the area. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

Sub-zero winds caused water from Lake Spivey to splash along its banks leaving ice in its wake. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

Ice gathered on nearly everything along the banks of Lake Spivey. An arctic blast brought single-digit temperatures to the south side Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

Boat docks along Lake Spivey were covered in ice from single-digit temperatures Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

Ice gathers on blades of grass along the banks of Lake Spivey Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)