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10 Dec 2018 | 11:28 PM UTC

US: Winter storm continues to cause disruptions December 10 /update 4

United States of America News Alert

Transportation and power disruptions continue in North and South Carolina as well as Virginia on December 10 following winter storm; over 500 flights canceled

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/10/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/11/2018, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT)

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Event

North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia continue to be impacted by the winter storm that moved through the region as of Monday, December 10. According to Roy Cooper, the governor of North Carolina, around 144,000 households in the state were without power as of Monday morning (local time). Over 56,000 customers also lost power in South Carolina and another 33,000 in Virginia. Hazardous conditions also forced the cancelation of over 500 flights in the region on Monday, mostly at North Carolina's Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), as well as Richmond International Airport (RIC) in Virginia. As of Monday, the storm is reported to be responsible for three deaths and 672 vehicular accidents, according to North Carolina police. Dangerous driving conditions and residual transportation disruptions are expected to continue into Tuesday, December 11.

Context

A state of emergency was declared in North Carolina on December 9 due to the storm. Around 3000 flights were canceled in the region and Amtrak train service was also suspended for areas south of Washington, DC until December 11. The storm has brought 10-30 cm (4-12 in) of snow to North Carolina and Virginia and totals of 46 cm (18 in) were possible in some areas.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, maintain flexible travel itineraries, avoid unnecessary driving, and anticipate flight delays and cancelations, dangerous driving conditions, and power outages.

 

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