Winter Storm Diego: Saturday Morning Update

The National Weather Service says parts of North Carolina should expect a major winter storm during the weekend and it could last into next week.

“This storm comes at a time of year when North Carolinians are usually hearing carols about snow, not actually seeing it. But this time, the real thing is headed our way and North Carolina is getting prepared,” Governor Cooper said. “A winter storm’s not a Christmas carol snow. It’s serious, and you need to take steps now to get your family ready.”

The governor has declared a state of emergency for all counties and activated the National Guard in case they are needed. He urged residents to update their emergency supplies at home and to use alternative energy sources safely to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is closely monitoring the weather and is prepared to implement winter weather preparations if and when needed.

Passengers are encouraged to follow CLT on Twitter to receive the latest updates.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District said it’s monitoring the impending winter storm closely and coordinating with local and state emergency management.

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