Winter storm brings heavy snow, flight cancellations to Southeast

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Meanwhile, in North Carolina, authorities declared a statewide emergency Friday ahead of the storm.

The S.C. Department of Transportation reported there is "significant concern regarding the potential for wet roads to refreeze overnight", which could cause more crashes and potentially increase the number of outages.

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

Twenty inches of snow fell in some areas of western North Carolina Sunday, but Mecklenburg County got only 1 to 4 inches of snow and ice.

"This storm dropped staggering amounts of snow, ice and rain across our state", the governor said.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for southwestern Virginia in Dickenson and Buchanan counties and nearby McDowell County in West Virginia. Some major highways are likely to get blocked as the repercussions of heavy snowing will carry on beyond the weekend.

And with ice and heavy snow come power outages.

The state had 500 vehicle accidents in an 11-hour period, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.

Virginia State Police said Interstate 81 in far southwest Virginia was particularly risky, with snow coming down faster Sunday afternoon than crews could clear it. Police said several tractor-trailers slid off the highway.

North Carolina governor urges residents to get prepare for storm

A Duke Energy crew works to restore power on Rumson Road in Raleigh as snow continues to fall Sunday morning, December 9, 2018.

"Be prepared to stay put for a few days when the storm rolls in and the roads become slick", Cooper said. In South Carolina, more than 225,600 customers have lost power.

Here at home, the National Weather Service says the cold and dry pattern looks to continue through midweek.

Parts of the southeast Maryland are under a winter weather advisory as a massive snowstorm hits the south.

A wintry storm tearing through the Southeast threatens to keep residents stuck at home as unsafe driving conditions, canceled flights and power outages could stretch for days. Parts of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia also saw outages.

That's according to flight tracking website FlightAware.

Charlotte-Douglas is the second-largest hub of American Airlines.

On Saturday the company said it was bringing in 1,500 utility workers from other states to help.

The brunt of the storm may have passed, but North Carolina residents still face perilous conditions after record-setting snow walloped the state.

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