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A winter storm making its way through the Southeastern portion of the United States has left hundreds of thousands of people without power.
Across the Southeast, there were more than 200,000 power outages reported across the region as of Sunday afternoon as a result of the winter storm, according to PowerOutage.us
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said that over 41,000 homes and businesses were without power during a press conference at noon, and said that shelters are open around the state for people who don’t have power or heat.
WINTER SYSTEM BRINGS HEAVY SNOW, ICE, SEVERE WEATHER TO THE EAST
Vehicles navigate hazardous driving conditions along Interstate 85/40 as a winter storm moves through the area in Mebane, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.  ( AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
In one portion of Interstate 95 in North Carolina, Cooper said that a short section was closed because of power lines that were low-hanging and covered with ice.
In the central and western portions of the state, roads are covered with ice, the North Carolina Transportation Secretary J. Eric Boyette said.
South Carolina and North Carolina were experiencing the highest number of power outages in the Southeast on Sunday, with over 70,000 power customers in the state experiencing an outage.
Florida had about 20,000 power customers experiencing outages because of severe storms, while Georgia had around 40,000 outages.
Drivers navigate hazardous conditions on Interstate 85/40 as a winster storm moves through the area in Mebane, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
TORNADOES TEAR THROUGH FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOODS, FLIP VEHICLES SUNDAY
Some counties in North Carolina saw 8 to 12 inches of snow, and ice is causing issues in the central portion of the state.
According to the National Weather Service, the Nashville, Tennessee area is predicted to get around 2 to 3 inches of snow while some areas of Eastern Tennessee are forecasted to get around 7 inches.
Eastern portions of South Carolina are predicted to receive up to half an inch of ice from the winter storm.
A driver navigates an icy road as a winter storm moves through the area in Orange County near Hillsborough, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
This image provided by Virginia State Police shows the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Culpeper County at Alanthus Rd. near Route 29, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.  (Virginia State Police via AP)
A salt truck spreads brine on the road as a winter storm moves through the area near Durham, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. ( AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A snow plow is seen along a service road near Interstate 85 as a winter storm moves through the area near Hillsborough, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A snow plow follows a vehicle along Interstate 85/40 as a winter storm moves through the area near Mebane, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Winter weather causes truck accident in Virginia.  (Credit: VA State Police)
Winter weather causes road hazards in Virginia.  (Credit: VA State Police)
Winter weather causes road hazards in Virginia. (Credit: VA State Police)
Winter weather causes road hazards in Virginia. (Credit: VA State Police)
Winter weather causes road hazards in Virginia.  (Credit: VA State Police)
Winter weather causes road hazards in Virginia.  (Credit: VA State Police)
Winter weather causes road hazards in Virginia.  (Credit: VA State Police)
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The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in Franklin, Tennessee said that there are multiple reports of wrecked and abandoned cars across the snow-covered roads in the area.
In Florida, over 20,000 customers are without power around the state as a result of severe weather that ripped through the area on Sunday.
Snow plows remove snow and ice from Interstate 85/40 as a winter storm moves through the area near Hillsborough, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
According to Fox Weather, multiple tornadoes were reported throughout the state, and the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-2 tornado went through a country club near Fort Meyers and damaged over 100 mobile homes.
Severe weather is expected along the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina on Sunday, with a risk for a tornado or two along with isolated damaging winds.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Adam Sabes is a writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to Adam.Sabes@fox.com and on Twitter @asabes10.
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