A winter storm dumped snow Wednesday from the Florida Panhandle to ME as it left bone-chilling and icy conditions.
Wintry weather fell upon most counties around North Carolina on Wednesday, leaving behind inches of snow and icy roads.
"The best part about it is that my little sister had never got to play in the snow, and this is my first time playing with [her and her friends] at the same time", Kei'shawn said. The price gouging law that protects consumers from scammers is now in effect in all 100 North Carolina counties due to Gov. Roy Cooper's declaration of a State of Emergency related to the coming winter storm.
A man was killed when he was knocked off an elevated portion of Interstate 10 in New Orleans and an 8-month-old baby died in a vehicle crash in suburban New Orleans, local news reports said.
As of Thursday morning, troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to more than 2,000 collisions and more than 3,500 calls for assistance.
Cooper also said he signed an executive order that waives truck weights, size and hours of service restrictions to ease movement of supplies and equipment to areas, which hard hit by the storm. "Do not drive unless you absolutely have to".
However, the Associated Press notes that Dale Jr. "5 minutes after helping these folks I center punched a pine tree", he reported. "All good. Probably just needs a new alignment". Earnhardt tweeted again to clarify he was not in crash but scratched the winch when he was driving too fast and "being a bit of a fool". The Cabell County Sheriff's Office told NBC station WSAZ of Huntington that the woman, a student at Marshall University, lost control of her vehicle on slick roads, hit a guardrail and slid into the back of a tractor-trailer that was stopped in an emergency lane. Do not call 911 or *HP for updates on road conditions.
Delta operations were also put on hold as the carrier said it canceled roughly 275 flights on Tuesday, with more expected Wednesday as the storm continues to move up north to cities like, Charlotte, Raleigh, Washington, New York and Boston, Reuters reported.
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The Herald Sun reported that their bodies were discovered by the landlord, who had visited their flat to check the post. The pair had reportedly just started dating, as Ms Blake lived out her dream of travelling around Australia.
New Orleans officials expanded a precautionary boil water advisory to include the entire east bank of the Mississippi River, home to the French Quarter and the bulk of the city's population and tourism infrastructure. Landrieu asked residents to limit water use to activities that were "absolutely necessary".
Thousands of people remained in the dark Thursday as Duke Energy crews worked to restore power across the region.
In Tennessee, which had the coldest pockets in the South, wind chills made the air feel as low as 10 below zero.
On Thursday morning, wind chill advisories covered almost 30 million people and included Atlanta, New Orleans, Mobile, Alabama, and stretched as far south as Boca Raton and Naples, Florida.
Friday's temperatures will warm up to 51 degrees, before dipping below freezing for a low of 24 degrees.
Still, he said, "if you get even a modest amount of snow, you can't be caught completely unprepared".
"This morning the freezing temperatures stretched all the way down towards Orlando", said CNN meteorologist Judson Jones.
"Even if you think you want to go out ... to go to the grocery store, the truth is they haven't been able to be resupplied".