CNN reported that a treacherous wintry mix including freezing rain and snow would hit different parts of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina starting from Friday into Saturday,
Governors of Virginia, South, and North Carolina declare emergencies from Friday into Saturday following the power outages and poor travel conditions in anticipation of forecasters.
The unbearable conditions forced some schools outside Washington, like the Sprawling Fairfax and Arlington County school in Virginia, to close. The schools will be conducting online classes.
The low temperatures and icy roads could make traveling unsafe.
North Carolina’s Gov. Roy Cooper advised the citizens to buy and stock enough food in their homes on Thursday. He went on to say that 114 soldiers issued with equipment like ambulances, trucks, and high clearance vehicles will help with the situation.
The soldiers will be clearing the roads off the ice and fixing power line-related issues.
Although the state warned people against traveling, the state’s transport department will keep those who have to use the south Carolinas roads safe. It is hard for truck drivers on schedules to pause their travel.
North Carolinas gov urged people from his state to keep themselves safe. After a snowstorm hit the southeast, leaving hundreds of people across Maryland, Georgia, Carolina, and Virginia in the dark. The icy roads posed a threat as there have been several car crashes.
The temperatures are expected to fall because of the freezing rain. More than 4 inches of snow is expected in the three states. The states should be ready for the weather nightmare that will be unforgiving.