Winter storm dumps snow on South, knocks out power
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - February 19, 2012 (WPVI) -- A winter storm has dumped several inches of snow on a band of southern states, triggering accidents on slippery roads and knocking out power to tens of thousands.
The storm brought wet snow on Sunday to parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
In northern Tennessee, about 20 vehicles were involved in crashes along a three-mile stretch of Interstate 75 during what authorities described as "white out" conditions Sunday afternoon. Police said a juvenile was seriously injured.
Dozens of wrecks were also reported in North Carolina as well as in Virginia, where the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 were shut down following a crash that critically injured one man.
Appalachian Power was reporting that 52,000 customers were without power Sunday night in central and southern Virginia, as well as West Virginia.
The storm system was expected to move off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Sunday night.
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