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North Carolina ice storm of 2002


Ice storm leaves North Carolina drivers stranded


North Carolina Ice Storm Press Conference 12-5-02


Looking back at ice storm in 2002


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Ice Storm: North Carolina, 2013

The North Carolina ice storm of 2002 caused up to an inch of freezing rain from December 4–5 in central North Carolina. A total of 24 people were killed, and as many as 1.8 million people were left without electricity on December 6. Power outages began December 4, and power was not completely restored to until December 14. Raleigh received the most freezing rain from a single storm since 1948, and Bristol, Tennessee received the most ice it had seen in 28 years. The storm also produced heavy rain in both the mountains and coastal plain of North Carolina. Much of the Southern Plains and the Northeast received snow with this system.