A storm dumped more than a foot of snow along the North Carolina-Virginia border Saturday, stranding travelers and knocking out power. In Texas, a bus flipped on a rain-slick road, killing four people and injuring 18 others.
In Kentucky, officials said damage estimates in areas hit by floods last week were approaching $25 million but said the worst appeared to be over although minor flooding continued with some light rain and snow.Residents of neighboring Tennessee, where the skies were dry, began returning to waterlogged homes hit by days of torrential rains.
A storm stretching over the middle and southern Atlantic states dumped knee-deep snow on northern North Carolina, stranding motorists heading south, and ice and sleet made traveling hazardous across most of the state.
The storm bore down on North Carolina Friday and paralyzed evening rush-hour traffic in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, where police agencies reported hundreds of auto accidents.
Three women were killed in separate car accidents on icy highways across the state Friday, authorities said.
Warren County, which borders Virginia, was smothered with 14 inches of snow by noon Saturday, causing power outages and bringing traffic to a standstill.
Carolina Power & Light Co. officials said as many as 1,000 homes in Warren County lost power when heavy snow caused trees to fall across power lines.
Wintry weather also continued in the Northwest, with winter storm warnings for the Cascade and Olympic mountains of Washington state and the Cascades of Oregon. A winter storm warning also was in effect for the central mountains and northern panhandle of Idaho where up to 8 inches of snow is possible.
Elsewhere, a bus skidded and overturned on a rain-slick highway early Saturday near the southern Texas community of Falfurrias, killing four people and injuring 18 others.