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US snowstorm kills at least one, leaves thousands without power

A heavy snowstorm has swept through US south-eastern states, killing at least one person and leaving hundreds of  thousands without power.
 
A state of  emergency has been declared in North Carolina, with some areas reporting as much as 18.5 inches of  snow over the weekend.
 
One man died after a tree fell on his car. 
 
A search is under way for a driver whose vehicle was found in a river.
 
Thousands of flights were also cancelled across the region.
 
More than 300,000 people were affected by electricity outages in the Carolinas, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia yesterday, while storm warnings remained in place in the south-east especially North Carolina and Virginia.
 


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