Flights all over North Carolina impacted by winter storm

Anna Jefferson
December 11, 2018

As of 8:25 p.m. Sunday, there were more than 17,000 customers without power in James City County, 1,908 in Williamsburg and 2,390 in York County, according to the Dominion Energy outage map.

The National Weather Service says a "prolonged period of snow" was starting late Saturday and would last into Monday, with the heaviest snow expected in northwest North Carolina and southern Virginia. The governors of Virginia and North Carolina have declared states of emergency.

Having done its work in Texas, the storm will move east and is expected to pound the Carolinas with heavy snow Sunday, followed by rain, Cabrera said.

The storm prompted more than 1,000 flight cancellations at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, the sixth-busiest airport in the country, and other airports across the region, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.

If you're looking to track the path of this powerful winter storm, I've rounded up a few good resources below for real-time updates and infographics.

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A man in Matthews died after a tree fell on his vehicle, and a woman on hospice care in Haywood County passed away in her home after her oxygen supply was cut off due to a power outage, WITN reported Monday.

A spokesman for the utility said it had about 9,000 employees working to assess damage and restore power Sunday, the Herald-Journal reported.

"Getting out on risky roads could put your life at risk", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said, urging residents to be vigilant about the changing weather conditions.

The snow came courtesy of a winter storm system that was dumping snow through much of Virginia, western North Carolina, eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee and northern SC.

The National Weather Service has expanded Winter Weather Advisories into the valley to include Knox, Anderson and Union Counties. The storm will exit early Monday morning. Americans Airlines said it would waive change fees for people booked through Charlotte Douglas International, a major regional hub in North Carolina.

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Virginia State Police responded to 120 vehicle crashes on Sunday due to the snow, even though police in Prince George County had urged drivers to stay off the road. After that, it'll be dry and cold through Tuesday, he said.

For Floridians heading to the Carolinas, you might have trouble leaving Central Florida on Monday as 10 flights have been canceled, majority were heading to Charlotte, N.C.

Roads are already getting slick in many parts of the area, making driving conditions unsafe.

The nasty mix of ice and snow that blanketed the Southeast on the weekend is expected to linger through Monday, cancelling thousands of flights and causing a ripple through the whole system. "Please stay off the roads", Greenville County Emergency Management pleaded.

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