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.