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NCDOT Preparing for Snow, Ice in Western NC

Shelby -Snow has started to fall in some western North Carolina counties, and N.C. Department of Transportation crews are prepared to keep the roads clear for motorists traveling through the region.

NCDOT crews throughout the mountains have readied their equipment, including snow plows and spreaders, to prepare for any adverse weather. Crews are currently treating any problem areas on western North Carolina roads with salt and sand, and will continue to monitor road conditions overnight.

Roads in some parts of Division 13, which includes Buncombe, Burke, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Rutherford and Yancey counties, were treated with salt and sand this weekend. Some of those materials remain on the roads today and will help prevent icy patches from forming. The most snow and ice accumulation is expected in counties along the Tennessee border, and crews in those counties will work overnight to clear roads, as needed.

Travelers are asked NOT to call 911 or the State Highway Patrol for road conditions. The lines must remain clear for emergency calls.

Motorists traveling through the region are asked to slow down, look out for any NCDOT crews working along roads and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

***NCDOT***

2/15/2018 5:24 PM