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Storm causes flight cancellations, power outages

5 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, January 07 2017 Jan 7, 2017 January 07, 2017 8:18 AM January 07, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

DURHAM, N.C. - A snow storm in the South is causing airline cancellations and power outages.

Duke Energy said early Saturday there were about 14,000 outages in the Carolinas. That includes about 3,000 in the county surrounding Charlotte and more than 4,000 in neighboring Union County.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport said its staff worked through the night to clear runways. It said most airlines had canceled flights through mid-morning.

The Charlotte airport said it would open with limited operations after de-icing 70 planes on Friday and plowing of the airfield. It advised travelers to check their carrier for cancellations.

Roads were also treacherous. The South Carolina Highway Patrol said there was significant snow on roads in the northern part of the state and asked drivers to stay home.

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