Winter storm slams large part of U.S.

North Carolina governor urges residents to get prepare for storm

North Carolina governor urges residents to get prepare for storm

The major winter storm that just pummeled the Southeast brought Whitetop, Virginia, two feet of snow, parts of West Virginia 20 inches, parts of North Carolina nearly 19 inches as double-digit totals were reported in South Carolina, Tennessee and as far west as Texas. The storm petered out before it got inside the Capital Beltway, but parts of the WTOP listening area did indeed run into some ice and snow on Sunday evening. The airline says it's cancelled a total of 1,100 flights for Sunday and 300 flights for Monday. Parts of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia also saw outages.

Even before the storm hit, Cooper declared a statewide emergency. Several schools districts in North Carolina and Virginia announced they'll be closed Monday. You can get more information here from the National Weather Service.

In York County, South Carolina, near the border with North Carolina, authorities late Saturday afternoon discovered the bodies of three men, ages 25, 29 and 37, who were believed to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning. "Don't be fooled, this storm is treacherous".

The winter storm sweeping across the southern United States revealed its power Saturday by dropping 10 inches of snow on Lubbock, Texas - 2 inches more than the city usually gets in a whole year.

With frigid conditions and widespread power outages, Cooper asked residents to check on vulnerable loved ones and the elderly, if possible.

Several hundred miles east, in Kinston, divers were searching for another driver, whose tractor-trailer apparently crashed into the Neuse River.

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"Virginians should take all necessary precautions to ensure they are prepared for winter weather storm impacts", he said. "The state highway patrol has responded to more than 500 crashes just since midnight".

The Charlotte airport said it expects scattered cancellations through Monday morning, with the majority expected to be of small, regional planes.

According to the Charlotte Douglas website, most airlines were planning to resume normal operations by noon today. "We've brought in about a thousand line crews and tree crews from as far away as the Midwest", said Jeff Brooks.

In South Carolina, a state known for palmettos rather than freezing rain, ice-covered roads are making driving conditions perilous.

The National Weather Service predicted 1-3 inches of snow in north and central Arkansas with isolated areas exceeding 4 inches in the northeast. "Please stay off the roads", Greenville County Emergency Management urged Monday, according to reports.

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