Authorities urged residents not to travel on the road
Sunday, December 9, in the South-Eastern United States due to a powerful winter storm over 380 thousand houses remained without electricity, was also cancelled thousands of flights, according to Reuters.
Reportedly, a heavy snowfall resulted in damage to power lines.
According Poweroutage.us, no light left more than 380 million homes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia.
Meteorologists reported that some areas of North Carolina and Virginia have dropped up to 30 cm of snow, and warned of continued snowfall – the snow cover can reach 46 centimeters. According to the National weather service, is expected to sleet and freezing rain will continue until Monday morning.
Authorities urged residents not to travel on the road.
The Governor of North Carolina Roy Cooper announced that the state declared a state of emergency, which will remain in force until the weather stabiliziruemost. He noted that to combat the effects of snow in North Carolina has been activated the national guard.
According to the tracking site FlightAware flight, the storm had canceled thousands of flights around the airport Douglas international in Charlotte, which is the sixth in the list of the busiest in the country.