Winter storm leaves nearly 200,000 without power

More than 1,400 flights already cancelled

The messy winter storm that is being blamed for two deaths in North Carolina has knocked out power for nearly 200,000 Americans Monday. 

As of late this morning, 30,342 customers were without electricity in South Carolina, followed by 29,214 in North Carolina and 24,990 in Georgia, according to the website

In Georgia – where some parts of the state received up to 10 inches of snow – there were 23,277 customers without power, the website also reported. 

In this photo provided by the Durham Police Department, a truck hangs from the highway N.C. 147 overpass after its cab apparently slid off the highway during winter weather, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, in Durham, N.C.  (AP/Durham Police Department / Associated Press)


The storm is now moving through the Northeast, but it’s being blamed for two deaths in North Carolina. 

A man and woman from South Carolina, both 41, died Sunday morning after becoming involved in a crash along I-95 near Rocky Mount while a "mixture of wintry precipitation" was falling in the area, WNCN reported, citing the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. 

As of 10:15 a.m. ET, more than 1,400 flights have been canceled in the U.S. as the winter storm moves Northeast, according to the website FlightAware.  

A truck plows Interstate 40 near Lewisville-Clemmons Road in Clemmons, N.C., late Sunday afternoon. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport has suffered the most cancellations – with more than 200 – followed by airports in the New York City and Washington, D.C. areas.  

Over 900 U.S. flights have been delayed. 

This image provided by Virginia State Police shows the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Culpeper County at Alanthus Rd. near Route 29 on Sunday. (Virginia State Police via AP)


The National Weather Service said Monday that the "major winter storm will continue heavy snow and strong winds today from the central Appalachians into Upstate New York and the higher elevations of New England with dangerous travel, power outages, and coastal flooding."

"Strong winds are expected behind the storm as far south as Georgia which could lead to additional power outages and tree damage, especially in areas with significant ice," it added.