Deadly Southern Snowstorm Causes 500+ Crashes

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Police did not immediately release the identity of the driver.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper asked drivers not to put lives of first responders needlessly at risk.

Snow hits a porch in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

The bulk of the outages are in North Carolina, where 244,807 customers are in the dark. The Highway Patrol already had responded to more than 670 collisions and almost 1,600 calls for services since the storm began. States of Carolina and Virginia are the ones getting affected this time.

Virginia State Police responded to 120 auto crashes on Sunday due to the snow, even though police in Prince George County had urged drivers to stay off the road. Hazardous weather conditions could continue through early Monday with temperatures in the lower 30s.

Between I-95 and I-85, including the Triangle, Southern Pines, and surrounding areas: Snow is expected to transition to freezing rain during the late morning.

Josie an English Retriever plays in the snow as her owners Dawn and Mark Lundblad walk a snow-covered Sandy Cove Drive Sunday
Winter storm slams large part of U.S.

According to the National Weather Service, Maryland's Dorchester, Wicomico and Somerset counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory. Some major highways are likely to get blocked as the repercussions of heavy snowing will carry on beyond the weekend. Some areas of North Carolina and Virginia saw more than a foot (30 centimetres) of snow by Sunday afternoon. 2 to 4 inches of snow, followed by up to a quarter inch of ice is possible.

Cooper said at a news conference Sunday that emergency crews, including the National Guard, had worked overnight to clear traffic accidents on major interstates. "He exited the tractor and trailer and was using a snow shovel to clear the snow to get him back on the road, and after he had shoveled snow for quite a while. he went into cardiac arrest".

WTVR reported that the flight was supposed to leave at 8 a.m. Sunday, but passengers were stuck on the runway until 11 a.m. after officials said the weather worsened. Cooper says authorities have responded to hundreds of crashes since the storm has begun.

More than 380,000 customers were without power in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia on Sunday afternoon, Poweroutage.us reported. After that, it'll be dry and cold through Tuesday, he said.

A heavy snowstorm has swept through the US's south-eastern states, killing at least one person and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. SC and Virginia, along with parts of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, also saw outages.

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