Enorme sneeuwstorm teistert meerdere zuidelijke staten VS.Een enorme sneeuwstorm teisterde zondag meerdere zuidelijke staten in de Verenigde Staten. In North Carolina en Virginia werd de noodtoestand uitgeroepen. Verwacht wordt dat de sneeuwval nog enkele dagen aan zal houden.
Helping people is at the core of what life’s about. That’s why we lend a hand where we can. We were able to help lots of stranded drivers in #Virginia today. #vawx #snow #snowstorm #landscaper #geenvironmental #geenviro pic.twitter.com/gQyeJM3FR2— George Ellis Enviro. (@GEEnvironmental) 10 december 2018
I-81 near Roanoke, VA seriously impacted with cars off the road.#Roanoke picked up 2" 1-2 PM with 9" on the ground and 2-4" more forecast. It'll be a Top-5 Dec. calendar day snowfall. Join @malkoff live starting at 5 ET on @weatherchannel h/t @LeannaScachetti#snowstorm #VAwx pic.twitter.com/1D4zVrwrWi— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) 9 december 2018
| Gewijzigd: 10 december 2018, 12:09 uur, door Lako
Major winter storm hits US, leaving 400 000+ without power, 1 700+ flights cancelled.The major winter storm that has been hammering the interior southeast United States and parts of the Mid-Atlantic over the past weekend is now moving offshore. The storm produced 30 to 60 cm (1 to 2 feet) of snow across northwest North Carolina and south-central Virgina, left 1 person dead and another one missing, more than 400 000 customers without power and over 1 700 flights canceled. NWS warns that the snowfall will continue until Monday, with the heaviest amounts in northwest North Carolina and southern Virginia.
More than 250 000 customers in North Carolina were left without power as a powerful winter storm marched through the region. Over 91 000 outages were reported in South Carolina, 36 000 in Virginia, 65 000 in Georgia and more than 16 000 in Tennessee.
As of 13:20 UTC on December 10, there are still 147 169 customers without power in North Carolina, 64 560 in Virginia, 57 900 in South Carolina and 9 767 in Tennessee.
The storm canceled more than 1 700 flights on December 9, of those more than 1 100 at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm, urging its residents to prepare. "This is a snowstorm, not a snowfall," he said.
According to NCDT, Interstate 26 was closed in both directions at Saluda Grade after several semitractor trailers got stuck in the roadway. Part of the U.S. 70 was also closed after a semitrailer truck ran off the road and into the Neuse River at about 04:00 LT, December 9. Five members of the Sidney Dive Team from Beaufort County spent much of the day in the frigid water searching for the truck driver, WRAL reports. "It is brutal," one of the drive team members said. "The river is high with a strong current."
Col. Glenn M. McNeill, commander of the State Highway Patrol, said troopers had responded to 509 collisions and 1 100 service calls since midnight Saturday, December 8.
Authorities confirmed one person lost its life after a tree fell on a car in Matthews, North Carolina.
We’re still at it. ???? We’re down to single digits for outages. Just 5 remain on our system as of 3:40 AM. pic.twitter.com/1GofCWOT2r— Greer CPW (@GreerCPW) 10 december 2018
The 2018 Christmas season in the City of Greer... perhaps cooler than even we expected. pic.twitter.com/NG6Nb3Roh9— City of Greer, SC (@CityofGreer) 9 december 2018
Boone, NC via drone from Thomas Digital.— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) 10 december 2018
## Christmastown pic.twitter.com/NSPmWSKjjk
Nothing like a bike ride through downtown Boone, North Carolina, with a foot of snow on the ground and heavy snow falling! @WataugaOnline @BooneNC #NCwx #NCSnow #snOMG #WinterStormDiego pic.twitter.com/OE4kKiikAJ— Tyler Sebree (@TylerABC57) 9 december 2018
Soldiers of the 105th Military Police Battalion are delivering water to assist civilians without power in remote areas of western, N.C. during #WinterStormDiego. #AlwaysThere pic.twitter.com/bP9U0FK0a4— NC National Guard (@NCNationalGuard) 10 december 2018
The 1132nd Well Drillers are operating in Burke County assisting NC Emergency Management during #WinterStormDiego. Soldiers assisted an EMS vehicle yesterday that had an elderly patient in it and helped them get the patient to the hospital and the EMS unstuck. pic.twitter.com/ibmdP2COb2— NC National Guard (@NCNationalGuard) 10 december 2018
Our Soldiers are and will continue to assist NC Emergency Management, other state agencies, and the citizens in the western regions as long as we are needed. #WinterStormDiego #AlwaysThere #AlwaysReady pic.twitter.com/l1uwGM9G2S— NC National Guard (@NCNationalGuard) 10 december 2018
Earlier today a Soldier with the 883rd Eng CO assisted the @NCEmergency Management All Hazard Response Team, dispatched to Caldwell County, transport a baby to Hudson, N.C. Well done!! #WinterStormDiego #AlwaysThere pic.twitter.com/qfU03KwVut— NC National Guard (@NCNationalGuard) 10 december 2018
Soldiers with the 690th BSB are assisting NCDOT plow crews recovering vehicles and ensuring roads are clear in Marion, NC to keep our citizens safe during #WinterStormDiego— NC National Guard (@NCNationalGuard) 9 december 2018
Conditions are still bad especially in the western part of the state, please stay indoors, stay safe. pic.twitter.com/rX7bXuk4Mf
Beautiful views from atop Glassy Mountain today in #PickensCountySC. Lots of ice accumulations on our Emergency Services radio antenna tower but everything is working properly. #preparedness #scwx #fog #WinterStormDiego pic.twitter.com/w5G3sfs9uv— Pierce Womack (@PierceWomack_) 9 december 2018