The Latest on a wintry storm that hit several southern states (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

From left; Katie Pilon, 10, twins Cecilia Caldwell and Annie Caldwell, both 10, and Camilla Hart, 10, slide down a Latta Park hill that has seen it's share of sleds in Charlotte, on Monday, Dec. (John D. Simmons/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
From left; Katie Pilon, 10, twins Cecilia Caldwell and Annie Caldwell, both 10, and Camilla Hart, 10, slide down a Latta Park hill that has seen it’s share of sleds in Charlotte, on Monday, Dec. (John D. Simmons/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

A North Carolina family says that snow caved in the roof of an equestrian event space, killing three horses.

The Lovelace family tells The Gaston Gazette the roof caved in Sunday night at the building at Sunnyside Farms near Bessemer City. They discovered the three horses dead around dawn Monday. A fourth horse escaped.

A motorist cleans snow off cars in Richmond, Va., Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. A winter storm kept dumped immobilizing snow, sleet or freezing rain across several southern states, leaving dangerously icy roads and hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A motorist cleans snow off cars in Richmond, Va., Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. A winter storm kept dumped immobilizing snow, sleet or freezing rain across several southern states, leaving dangerously icy roads and hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Sue Lovelace spoke to the newspaper while she and family surveyed damage Monday afternoon. She says the family is heartbroken over the loss of the animals. County property records show the 24,000 square foot (2,200 square-meter) building was built in 2006 and could be rented for equestrian events.

Vehicles pass a stranded Jaguar in the median of U.S. 1 in Raleigh, N.C., on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Gentle snow turned to sleet, then rain Monday, and was expected to freeze overnight. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
Vehicles pass a stranded Jaguar in the median of U.S. 1 in Raleigh, N.C., on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Gentle snow turned to sleet, then rain Monday, and was expected to freeze overnight. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

Lovelace said the family had Gaston County officials inspect the venue when they opened it to the public to make sure it was safe.

She says it appears the weight of snow on the roof caused the collapse.

Crews move equipment into position to de-ice airplanes at Charlotte Douglas International Airport despite snowy conditional on Monday, December 10, 2018 in Charlotte, N. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
Crews move equipment into position to de-ice airplanes at Charlotte Douglas International Airport despite snowy conditional on Monday, December 10, 2018 in Charlotte, N. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

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Gavin Keller, left, and Hunter Matthews work the clear snow from the walkway of a home in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Gavin Keller, left, and Hunter Matthews work the clear snow from the walkway of a home in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

1:30 a.m.

Several Southern states hit hard by a wintry storm were bracing early Tuesday for plunging temperatures that could refreeze melting snow and make roads more treacherous.

Snow continued to fall across the South on Monday but that didn't stop some from venturing out in the weather. (Dec. 10)
Snow continued to fall across the South on Monday but that didn’t stop some from venturing out in the weather. (Dec. 10)

Scores of schools in Virginia and North Carolina were remaining closed for a second day. Georgia also announced a late start for state government workers because of fears about ice on roads. The storm that blew in over the weekend was blamed for at least three deaths in North Carolina, along with numerous car crashes, power outages and canceled flights.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday that the worst of the storm had passed, but residents — particularly motorists — should keep watch for dangerous conditions. Melting snow and ice could result in slick road conditions Tuesday morning as temperatures fall and moisture refreezes.

Source: The Associated Press