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Wild Snow Storm Causes Tens of Thousands to Lose Power in the US South-East

By: Natalie Shomali, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint

A winter storm of ice and extreme winds struck many parts of the South-East, US, causing power outages, dangerous driving conditions, and fallen trees and fences. 

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Centre claimed that over one inch of snow fell per hour in areas including the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. 

The storm led to many hazards with air travel. On Sunday alone, over 1,000 flights in the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina, were cancelled. 

Poweroutage.us counted over 250,000 power outages by Sunday morning.

Georgia experienced 110,000 outages, South Carolina had 90,000, and the countries of Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee faced the rest.

In Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia, crews treated the roads in preparation, but it is still encouraged by officials to avoid them.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol tweeted that police were working at scenes of many car accidents due to ice and snow-covered roads.

“Overnight is going to be very unpredictable and with the darkness and ice on the roads and high winds, this could be a very dangerous situation,” said New York Governor Kathy Hochul.

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