Tracking Winter Storm Diego


2:15 p.m.

Kannapolis City Schools announced it will be closed for students and staff on Monday.

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2:15 p.m.

Alexander County Schools will be closed for students and staff on Monday.

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1:45 p.m.

Duke Energy said its crews are responding 240,000 power outages across the Carolinas, with 170,000 in North Carolina and 70,000 in South Carolina.

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1:20 p.m.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools will be closed Monday for students. It will be an optional teacher work day for staff.

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1:15 p.m.

Avery County Schools will be closed Monday.

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12:50 p.m.

The city of Charlotte will operate on a 2-hour delay Monday, opening at 10 a.m.

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12:45 p.m.

Duke Energy is reporting more than 26,000 customers without power in Mecklenburg County.

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12:30 p.m.

Ashe County schools will be closed for students on Monday.

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Noon:

MEDIC has responded to 55 traffic accidents today, which surpasses the total for all of last Sunday (46).

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11:50 a.m.

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.

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11:45 a.m.

Iredell-Statesville schools will not have school on Monday.

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11:20 a.m.

American Airlines, along with their regional partners, have canceled 1,100 flights Sunday and 320 flights Monday.

Due to the weather at the Charlotte hub, American has limited operations to and from Charlotte today; cancellations are expected through Monday morning.

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11:15 a.m.

North Carolina troopers have responded to 509 crashes since midnight.

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11 a.m.

Gov. Roy Cooper addressed the public this morning on the impact's this winter storm was having across the state.

"North Carolina is in the cold grip of a mammoth storm," he said. "Enjoy the beauty but be aware of the danger."

Cooper warned that more snow and ice are still to come and that travel conditions are treacherous. The National Guard has been activated to help.

"Stay home. Don't use gas-powered generators inside. Check on loved ones and neighbors. Stay off the roads," Cooper said.

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10:25 a.m.

Lincoln, Gaston, Watauga and Cleveland counties have canceled school for Monday.

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10:20 a.m.

Duke Energy reporting more than 16,000 power outages across Mecklenburg County.

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9:50 a.m.

The Concord Regional Airport will be closed Sunday and all Allegiant flights have been canceled.

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9:40 a.m.

Conditions are deteriorating in Statesville as snow continues to fall and winds pick up.

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9:20 a.m.

As a result of current weather conditions, UNCC will be in Condition 2 suspended operations from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Sunday. All scheduled activities are canceled, including the men's basketball game. Non-mandatory employees must not report to work.

No decision has been made yet on Monday exams or commencement.

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9:15 a.m.

In Kannapolis, streets are very treacherous. The city is experiencing a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Public Work crews began plowing primary streets that lead to critical facilities, such as hospitals, early this morning but weather conditions are hampering their efforts.

They will continue to plow and salt streets but do not expect travel conditions to improve today. No power outages are reported at this time.

Rider transit is closed. All parks and the Celebration of Lights are closed.

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9:10 a.m.

Caldwell County schools will be closed Monday.

8:45 a.m.

Burke County schools will be closed to students on Monday, officials have announced.

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8:40 a.m.

Roads in Mooresville are covered in snow, and the city says the following roads are closed:

  • Bluefield Road at the entrance to BJs and Big Indian Loop
  • Connector Road
  • West Lowrance Avenue at Pinewood Circle
  • White Oaks Road at Fieldstone
  • White Oaks Road at Shearers Road
  • Timber Road at Commercial Drive
  • Rocky River Road at Bluffton

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8:15 a.m.

Emergency crews are encountering a lot of vehicles that have stalled out or getting stuck in the snow.

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7:55 a.m.

A jack-knifed tractor-trailer is causing traffic headaches on I-85 northbound near Sugar Creek Road.

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7:50 a.m.

Police are blocking the Plaza at Eastway Drive due to a huge tree that has fallen.

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7:45 a.m.

The Salvation Army had 370 people to stay in their Charlotte shelter last night. The Grady Cole Center had around 100.

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7:30 a.m.

Troopers in the High Country were reporting nearly 30 crashes since midnight and 60 calls for service, which is well above normal call volume.

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7:18 a.m.

Travel in Charlotte is very hazardous and will remain difficult today. The NCDOT is asking people to stay home if at all possible as crews plow, salt, and sand the roads.

Visit WSOCTV.com for the latest updates. 

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