- 41 years ago, major ice storm felled trees, power lines across Atlanta
- Metro area of 1.5 million lost power for up to a week
- Families huddled in homes, blocked off rooms, used gas stoves for heat
- This is the storm forecasters feared for the city this week
Atlanta (CNN)All through the night, limbs fell and transformers blew. Each sent a sharp crack that echoed across the neighborhood.