>> North Carolina is in the cold, icy grip of a mammoth winter storm.>> A powerful winter storm hit the U.S. southeast over the weekend, knocking out power for more than 300,000 customers and killing at least 4 people.>> Snow and ice can make the scene outside your window look like a holiday card, but don't be fooled.
This storm is treacherous, especially if you try to drive in it.>> The National Weather Service reported between 4 and 12 inches of snow in some areas, with more snowfall fall expected from North Carolina to Southwest Virgina. As of Sunday afternoon, more than 200,000 customers in North Carolina did not have electricity and tens of thousands in South Carolina Georgia and Tennessee were also caught off.
The dangerous storm called Winter Storm Diego caused more than 1,700 flights to be cancelled on Sunday. In South Carolina, three men were reportedly found unconscious and not breathing in a home from carbon monoxide poisoning. Officials said they found a generator being worked on inside the home, and another man was reportedly killed after a tree fell on a car Sunday afternoon in North Carolina.
>> The biggest concern now is ice making roads even more dangerous.>> Officials in North Carolina said the state of emergency would remain in effect, and warned that the effects of the storm could last for days.