Snow started moving out of the area later on Sunday night, and by 10 p.m., Storm Team 4 meteorologist Somara Theodore said it should no longer remain an issue.
Virginia is under a state of emergency ahead of a winter storm that is expected to impact the Commonwealth on Sunday.
More than 385,000 customers were without power in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia on Sunday evening, Poweroutage.us reported.
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A truck driver died Sunday after suffering what appeared to be a heart attack from shoveling out his rig that got stuck at the height of the storm along Interstate 77 in the central part of the state, Yadkin County Emergency Services Director Keith Vestal said.
Cooper said while the worst of the storm has passed North Carolina, "we need to stay vigilant".
Duke Energy reported 141,216 power outages in North and SC: 91,309 in North Carolina and 49,907 in SC.
"Snow may be attractive but it can also be treacherous and I urge North Carolinians to take this storm seriously and get ready for it now", Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement.
Winter storm slams large part of U.S.
"This is a snowstorm, not a snow fall", said Gov. Roy Cooper had warned earlier at a press conference.
The major winter storm that just pummeled the Southeast brought Whitetop, Virginia, two feet of snow, parts of West Virginia 20 inches, parts of North Carolina nearly 19 inches as double-digit totals were reported in South Carolina, Tennessee and as far west as Texas.
Many churches in the Charlotte area have preemptively canceled Sunday services, CNN affiliate WSOC reported, and the city of Charlotte is prepping emergency shelters. He said that 11 shelters are open, mainly in western North Carolina, for people needing a place to stay.
As of Monday morning, an estimated 144,000 North Carolina homes were without power, Cooper said.
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport says it's also "reduced its operations" as rain, freezing rain, and snow move across the area.
A Winter Storm Warning means freezing rain, sleet and up to an inch of snow will be possible for Greene, Craighead, Poinsett, Mississippi, Dunklin, Pemiscot, Lake, Obion, Weakley, Henry and Dyer counties.
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