North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said two deaths in North Carolina are attributed to the storm while a third is being investigated.
On Sunday, a man in Matthews died when a tree fell on his vehicle. A woman in Haywood County also died. She was in hospice care at the time, Cooper said.
"Medical examiners are investigating another possible storm-related death in Yadkin County," Cooper said Monday.
A total of 15 shelters are open across the state.
The National Weather Service said areas of Raleigh received up to 8 inches of snow while some parts of Durham received 14 inches. Chapel Hill received 8 inches and Cumberland County only saw .1 inches of snow near Fort Bragg.
As of 11 a.m. Monday, power outages across North Carolina hit 145,000.
In Buncombe County, where Asheville is located, nearly 20,000 customers were left in the dark but just over 7,200 remained without power early on Monday.
Mecklenburg County, where Charlotte is located, by far suffered the most outages. As of 8:30 a.m. Monday, 25,000 customers were still without power.
In North Carolina, outages peaked Sunday around 2 p.m. when more than 247,000 were without power. That number had been cut to 200,000 by 5 p.m. and sat at 146,300 at 8:30 a.m. Monday.
The outage numbers across the Carolinas were expected to reach as high as 500,000, according to Duke Energy, but outages only reached about half that with all utilities combined.
If you are a Duke Energy customer and have a power outage, call 800-769-3766. North Carolina Electric Cooperatives customers can visit their website to find the number for their local cooperative.