The National Weather Service (NWS) has warned that “a major winter storm will hit the eastern United States between Sunday and Monday, with up to 30 centimeters of snow expected in the area extending from Tennessee to Georgia and southeast of Vermont.” And New York State in the Northeast.
According to the NWS, winds can reach hurricane speeds along the Atlantic coast.
Already traffic has been severely affected. Thousands of flights were canceled and part of the Interstate I95 in North Carolina was closed.
Drivers were warned of “dangerous road conditions” and heavy traffic from Arkansas in the south to Maine in the northeast.
According to FlightAware, about 2,900 domestic and international flights were canceled and 2,400 postponed until noon on Sunday.
“The Arctic winds, which are already present in Central and Eastern America, will combine with this dynamic system to form ice sheets more than 30 centimeters thick,” the NWS explained.
Florida, in the southeast, was affected by several hurricanes and snowstorms, with generally good weather, causing property damage and coastal flooding Sunday, the weather channel said.
From the states of North and South Carolina, to the Appalachians, ice and wind speeds complicate the situation.
According to American newspapers, the winter alert worries more than 80 million people.
According to PowerOutage.us, at least 235,000 people in the southeast were without electricity, including 150,000 in Carolina.
Georgia, one of the worst-hit states, has declared a state of emergency since Friday with its governor, Brian Kemp. Similar to Virginia and North Carolina.
In the northeastern United States, hundreds of motorists were blocked for nearly 20 hours on the big axis connecting the capital, Washington.
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