BMW's assembly plant in the United States canceled a shift on Wednesday because of severe weather in the Southeast.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday for the area, with snow and ice potentially causing power outages and treacherous roadways.
The decision to cancel the A shift "was made to protect the safety of our employees as they drive from various areas of Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina," said Sky Foster, a spokeswoman for BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Other auto plants in the Southeast are operating, but are monitoring the weather and may make production changes as the conditions develop.
BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg is the company's only North American factory and is the company's sole global source of X3, X5 and X6 crossovers.