United States – A winter storm with a combination of strong winds and ice today hit parts of the southeastern United States, leading to power outages, falling trees and ice on roads.
Tens of thousands of consumers were left without electricity in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, the AP reported.
More than 2.5 centimeters of snow falls per hour in some parts of South and North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, according to the National Meteorological Service of the Center for Storm Prediction.
The storm severely hampered air traffic in parts of the southern United States.
The country hardest hit is Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Charlotte is the main air hub in the southern United States.
More than 300 flights were canceled in Atlanta today.
The Federal Aviation Administration said that further deterioration of the weather conditions is expected today and that the interruption of the traffic at the airports in Washington is possible.