The winter storm that hit Martinsville and Henry County over the weekend killed at least one motorist and caused power outages to more than 310,000 customers.
As of 3 AM this morning, Appalachian Power reports 838 customers are without power in Franklin County, 562 in Henry County, and 147 in Patrick County.
Divers searched for a driver whose 18-wheeler was found in a river in Kinston, North Carolina on Sunday morning. There are also reports of a driver that was killed outside of Charlotte when a tree fell on a car.
The Winter Storm Warning now in effect expires at 11 AM this morning. The National Weather Service warns due to the heavy snow which has already fallen, it is unwise to travel. Untreated roads will be extremely hazardous. Even for treated roads, there is a high potential for black ice and potential for any water to re-freeze on the highway. Area schools are closed for the day, and a number of businesses have shut their doors also.
In the forecast, there is a slight chance of snow before 10 AM today, then mostly cloudy. Tonight will be cloudy with a low of 19 before