About 300,000 without power in U.S. southeast after storm

About 300,000 without power in U.S. southeast after stormThe storm headed out to sea but the region will stay cold this week, the National Weather Service's (NWS) Weather Prediction Center said. "This remains a dangerous system even as it moves off the coast," said lead NWS forecaster Michael Schichtel. One motorist died outside Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday, and divers searched for a driver whose 18-wheeler was found in a river in Kinston, North Carolina, a NBC affiliate in Raleigh reported.



Winter storm kills one, knocks out power to 310,000 in U.S. Southeast

Winter storm kills one, knocks out power to 310,000 in U.S. SoutheastA powerful winter storm that struck the U.S. Southeast over the weekend killed at least one motorist, left more than 310,000 customers without power and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Sunday. A winter storm warning remained in effect for most of North Carolina, Virginia and southern West Virginia as at least an additional 2 inches (5 cm) of snow and sleet were expected to fall overnight and into Monday after more than a foot (30 cm) of snow fell over the weekend. Authorities reported hundreds of spinouts and collisions across the region as snow, sleet and freezing rain covered roadways across the region on Sunday.



Winter storm knocks out power to 380,000 in U.S. Southeast

Winter storm knocks out power to 380,000 in U.S. SoutheastAuthorities urged residents to stay off the roads as snow, sleet, and freezing rain were expected to continue through Sunday night and into Monday morning, the National Weather Service said. The agency reported between four and 12 inches (10 to 30 cm) of snow in some areas and warned about continuing snowfalls which could bring as much as a foot and a half (46 cm) from western and northern North Carolina to southwest Virginia. More than 380,000 customers were without power in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia on Sunday afternoon, Poweroutage.us reported.



Storm hits Carolinas and officials warn of potential widespread power outages

Storm hits Carolinas and officials warn of potential widespread power outagesThe snowfall began on Saturday evening and was expected to last until early Monday in some areas, with up to 18 inches (46 cm) forecast for North Carolina's Mount Mitchell, the National Weather Service said. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, who declared a state of emergency on Friday, told residents to finish stockpiling food and avoid unnecessary travel. Stay safe where you are," Cooper said in a statement.



Storm to lash Carolinas with icy roads, power outages

Storm to lash Carolinas with icy roads, power outagesNorth Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, who declared a state of emergency on Friday, told residents to finish stockpiling food and avoid unnecessary travel. Stay safe where you are," Cooper said in a statement. The effects of the storm, including power outages, could last for days in North Carolina, officials said.





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