City of Charlotte to operate on 2-hour delay Monday

Charlotte snowfall 

The City of Charlotte will operate on a two-hour delay Monday, with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center opening to the public at 10 a.m.

All Charlotte City Council committee and business meetings will continue as planned, officials said. 

"City employees should follow instructions provided by their supervisors about work hours and expectations for Monday. Employees should contact their supervisors if they have questions," city officials said on Sunday. 

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Over 190,000 customers in North Carolina are without power as of 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday as snow and freezing precipitation continue to fall, according to North Carolina Emergency Management.

"North Carolina is in the cold, icy grip of a mammoth winter storm," North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said at a news conference Sunday. "Enjoy the beauty but respect the danger. Don't be fooled. This storm is treacherous."

The majority of the power outages are in North Carolina, where the highest amounts of snowfall are expected to fall. The National Weather Service said that more than a foot of snow is possible from North Carolina into south-central Virginia.

"Travel will be severely affected across much of these areas, and some power outages are likely," the NWS said in its advisory.

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