Winter Storm Leaves Four Dead, Thousands Without Power

A massive winter storm, packing ice, snow and freezing rain, has left four people dead, two-thousand flights cancelled and thousands without power in the Southeast. Adding to the misery? As much as 18-inches of snow has been left in the hardest hit areas of North Carolina and Virginia. Still, Tennessee and South Carolina have seen more than 10-inches of snow.

Officials say three men were found dead in York County, South Carolina from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in their home, while a fourth man died in Matthews, North Carolina when his car spun out of control after being struck by a falling tree branch. Down in Charlotte, two people remain hospitalized with life threatening injuries.

What now? Trying get life back online – and it won’t be easy as more than 21-hundred flights remain cancelled from the wintry blast and over 13-thousand are delayed. On a local level, officials in several states are urging locals to remain vigilant and stay off the roads as much as possible. And that’s just fine for kids in areas including Greensboro – where school is cancelled today.

Source: NBC News

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