‘Nightmare and a tragedy’: Governor Roy Cooper says storm claimed at least two lives in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. -- "A nightmare and a tragedy."

Those were the words used by Governor Roy Cooper to describe the situation in the Tar Heel state as North Carolinians reel after a snow-packed Sunday that claimed at least two lives.

Cooper referred to a man killed in Matthews when a tree fell on his car on East John Street near Charles Buckley Way.

He also said a woman living in hospice care at her Haywood County also died in the storm.

The governor alluded to a third death which was possibly storm-related in Yadkin County.

The Yadkin County Emergency Operations Center reported a man in a tractor-trailer suffered a sudden cardiac arrest Sunday on Interstate 77.


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