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Winter storm warning issued for parts of Virginia

11 December, 2018, 01:13 | Author: Shawna Walton
  • North Carolina governor urges residents to get prepare for storm

Snow and ice that had fallen since the weekend could result in slick road conditions Tuesday morning as temperatures fall and moisture refreezes, Cooper said at a news conference.

Those in the Charlotte area can expect plenty of winter weather over the coming days, as a large storm system moves through the area.

About 6 inches of snow had fallen in Durham County as of about 7:30 a.m., according to the sheriff's office. "Some areas may have issues with the roads, but the D.C. metro area escaped by the skin of our teeth". Schools are closed in several cities and more than 100,000 homes are still without power. In South Carolina, more than 225,600 customers have lost power.

The National Weather Service warned that snow "will make travel very hazardous or impossible". Central Arkansas looks to only pick up, at most, 1 inch of snow.

Richmond and surrounding areas received around nine inches of snow this week, the National Weather Service in Wakefield, Virginia, reported.

Governors and local officials in several states declared emergencies ahead of the storm crossing several Southern states.

Like its neighboring states to the south, Virginia also suffered thousands of power outages and dozens of vehicle crashes.

"Snow may be lovely but it can also be treacherous and I urge North Carolinians to take this storm seriously and get ready for it now", Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement.

Officials have urged motorists to stay off the road as crews work to clear them of snow and ice.

"Stay put if you can", Cooper said.

North Carolina governor urges residents to get prepare for storm
Winter storm warning issued for parts of Virginia

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

Very heavy snow is forecast for the Appalachian Mountains, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said, with Asheville, North Carolina, and Roanoke, Virginia, predicted to get 12-18 inches. States of Carolina and Virginia are the ones getting affected this time.

At least one person was killed in the storm when a tree fell on a vehicle in Matthews, North Carolina, Sunday afternoon.

Sgt. Scott Hemby of the State Highway Patrol said a passer-by reported seeing debris on a bridge over the river early Sunday.

State police said it's important to keep streets clear so Department of Transportation workers can access roads.

Widespread power outages were reported throughout Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and even parts of Alabama.

Flurries to light snow possible for southern Maryland and Northern Virginia on Sunday.

"We tried to stay in as long as we could, but the boys had to go sledding", said Janna Civils, who took her four sons to a golf course to go sledding. The NWS gave a 40 percent chance of mixed sleet and snow Monday night, but build up was not expected.

Monday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs will be in the lower 30s in the metro, but there will be some mid 30s to lower 40s near the coast and in southeastern Virginia.

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