-N.C. Department of Transportation crews in
the northwestern part of the state are clearing primary routes today after
receiving as much as a foot of snow throughout the division Wednesday.
Wednesday and overnight ranged from 8-12 inches in Division 11, which
includesAlleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and
Yadkin counties. Additional snow fell across the division this morning.
crews worked overnight to clear interstates and primary roads in the
division. They will continue to clear those roads today and begin to clear
some paved secondary roads. Crews will continue to work overnight until roads
are clear of snow and ice.
minimal issues with debris have been reported across Division 11, crews are
prepared to respond to any debris-removal needs.They've prepared
equipment, such as chain saws, and are lining up contractors to assist with
clearing downed trees from the roadways.
temperatures mean it's possible for icy patches to form on the road.
Motorists are still strongly encouraged to avoid travel, if possible.
real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel
or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter.
Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT
website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone
and bookmark it to save for future use.
You can also get emergency information from the N.C. Department of Public
Safety at http://readync.org,
and download the ReadyNC app to help you prepare for everything from road
conditions to severe storms on a daily basis. It is available for free in the
AppStore for iPhones and Google Play for Android devices.