CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - As the big winter storm pushed through the area it really packed a punch causing several inches of snow to fall in many locations.
We have a wide range of snowfall amounts across the area with up to a foot or more of snow in the Mountains to basically nothing over our southern counties. This storm system is not quite done yet, but the bulk of the precipitation has come to an end.
More than 34,000 customers in Mecklenburg County were without power as of Sunday evening, according to Duke Energy. See the latest outages and restoration times here.
LYNX Blue Line discontinued service starting at noon for the remainder of Sunday due to the winter conditions. The bus bridge was also discontinued.
Due to continued icing, the LYNX Blue Line will discontinue service starting at noon for the remainder of the day. The bus bridge, currently in place, will also be discontinued.— CATSRideTransit (@CATSRideTransit) December 9, 2018
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for parts of the region through Monday afternoon.
We could still see some wet weather overnight into Monday with the potential for more snow, sleet, freezing rain, or rain. This round will be bit more scattered and less of an impact, but the damage is already done. Any accumulations will be minor with this second batch.
Road conditions will continue to be bad across the area and may even get worse overnight due to wet surfaces refreezing. Make sure to take the necessary precautions to stay safe overnight and into the start of next week.
“We’re preparing for days of impact, not hours,” Gov. Roy Cooper said, urging caution. “This weekend isn’t the time to head out to see the winter wonderland. Stay safe where you are. Getting out on dangerous roads could put your life at risk.”
STAY WEATHER AWARE:
• Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain for most places.
• Plan now for difficult travel and power outages, mainly Sunday through Tuesday morning.
• Keep checking in with the Neighborhood Storm Watch team for the latest!