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State of emergency declared for Virginia

11 December, 2018, 01:16 | Author: Sara Gill
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A winter storm advisory is in effect until 2 p.m. on Monday and if big airports like Charlotte are affected, smaller airports are sure to be.

Sunday will bring more than 12 inches of snow to the southern and central Appalachians, the National Weather Service said. Since the storm started, Colonel Glenn McNeill of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the force had responded to 672 collisions.

Even in the area just outside of D.C., many drivers found driving to be hard as the storm moved into the area around 5 p.m. Cooper said emergency crews, including the National Guard, worked overnight to clear traffic accidents on major roadways.

And in Yadkin County, emergency services Director Keith Vestal said a truck driver died after shoveling snow.

Authorities responded to more than 500 auto crashes between midnight and 11 a.m. Sunday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.

As much as 20 inches of snow fell across parts of the Carolinas, causing drivers to slip off slick roads.

Governor Roy Cooper announced on Sunday that North Carolina is still under a state of emergency. Parts of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia also saw outages.


On Monday morning, American Airlines Flight 5105 scheduled to leave Lehigh Valley International Airport for Charlotte was canceled.

In North Raleigh, residents woke up to several inches of snow that blanketed roads, cars and homes.

Although the worst of the storm has passed, according to Cooper, he implored residents to remain vigilant because of the enormous amount of snow, ice and rain that fell.

According to the Charlotte Douglas website, most airlines were planning to resume normal operations by noon today.

More than 300,000 power outages were reported across the region, with North Carolina bearing the brunt of it, and almost 270,000 remained without power Monday morning, according to poweroutage.us. North of D.C. should stay dry and cold. SCE&G and Santee Cooper reported far fewer outages, but that is likely the result of where the majority of their customers are located. The bulk of the outages are in North Carolina, where 102,383 customers don't have power while in SC it's 52,191.

In South Carolina, a state known for palmettos rather than freezing rain, ice-covered roads are making driving conditions perilous. "Please stay off the roads", Greenville County Emergency Management urged Monday, according to reports.

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