N.C. preps for winter storms

ice accumulation in 2015
snow and ice in Durham, 2015

snow and ice in Durham, 2015

RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory has ordered state agencies to prepare for a winter storm that will enter North Carolina on Wednesday. Starting Wednesday, the storm may cause dangerous travel conditions, with snow accumulation up to three inches and black ice in the mountains. Snow showers in the Piedmont may leave dusting on grassy surfaces, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety. The state’s Department of Transportation began salting the interstates, major highways and bridges Tuesday, and continued after morning rush hour Wednesday.

“North Carolina is in store for the coldest temperatures of the season,” McCrory said. “The weather can change in an instant so we will prepare for the worst and hope for the best.”

Officials are also monitoring another storm that is expected to bring frozen precipitation Thursday night into Friday.   The North Carolina Department of Public Safety will post further information at readync.org.