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