Weather-related death confirmed in North Carolina


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — At least one person has died in relation to Wednesday’s snow storm that blanketed much of North Carolina, officials said.

A car ran off a Washington County road — killing a person inside that vehicle, the Highway Patrol confirmed.

The crash occurred near Newland and B Canal Road, just outside Roper.

Gov. Roy Cooper said more than 2,000 crashes have been reported and nearly 9,000 people are still without power.

“Do not drive unless you absolutely have to,” Cooper said. “We have a lot of roads out there, and we are all in this together. The public can help us by staying at home a little longer, staying off the roads.”

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