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| 1 October 2022, Saturday |

Winter storm slams Us East Coast, Canada, thousands of flights canceled

A severe winter storm dumped snow, ice, and high winds on the eastern United States on Sunday, causing extensive travel disruption and power disruptions throughout the holiday weekend.

Winter weather warnings have been issued for more than 1,000 miles (1,609 km) from Alabama to Maine, prompting the governors of Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to proclaim states of emergency.

More than 200,000 households and businesses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia have reported power outages, according to PowerOutage.US, a power outage tracking website.

Two people died after losing control of their automobile in Raleigh, North Carolina, where some regions saw record snowfall.

The lower Great Lakes along the backbone of the storm were forecast to get the most snowfall.

According to the National Weather Service, the storm moved from the mid-Atlantic area to New England on Sunday night and is likely to develop into snow, sleet, and rain.

The storm is expected to drop 20–40 cm (8–16 in) of snow in sections of southern and eastern Ontario, Canada’s province that shares a portion of its border with the state of New York, by Monday morning. Environment Canada, the country’s official weather service, stated.

Due to the extremely infectious Omicron coronavirus variety, Ontario’s schools reopened for in-person sessions on Monday after winter break was prolonged.

According to the FAA, over 3,000 flights were canceled and over 8,000 were delayed in or out of the United States on Sunday.

“If you are able to tonight and tomorrow morning, stay home and stay off the streets,” Kemp said on https://twitter.com/GovKemp/status/1482828779005353984Twitter. “It’s going to be treacherous in many parts of our state.”