Winter Storm Brings Messy Weather, Causes Cancellations And Two Deaths

From the deep South to New England, a deadly winter storm is dropping a messy mix of snow, sleet and ice.

The city of Saint Louis is already up to four inches of snow. Along the border of Tennessee and Mississippi, about 80 million people are in the path of the storm.

200,000 people are without power in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

The storm is already blamed for two deaths in Mississippi.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation crews are working 12 hours shifts to keep people safe around the state.

In Boone, icy conditions and slick roads are being reported across the High Country. Ice sickles are on power lines, which could cause power outages throughout the day.

Salt trucks are also loaded and transportation crews are ready to roll. The roads weren’t pre-treated because crews were afraid all the rain would wash the solution away.

In North Carolina, just over 12,000 people are without power. Nearly 900 people are in the dark in Ashe County and nearly 300 in Watauga County.In Forsyth County, almost 8,000 residents have no power.

The Charlotte area is facing a steady downpour of rain. Flash flooding is also a concern in Charlotte with 54 monitoring stations tracking water levels at creeks and streams.

A fallen tree has blocked both lanes on Providence Road and a fallen tree on Archdale Drive at Park Royal Avenue has caused nearly 2,000 power outages in the area, according to Duke Energy.

Charlotte residents, check your flight before you head out the door as there have been 11 cancellations so far at Charlotte-Douglas Airport.