Up to 60 mph wind gusts from Sandy problematic for drivers in NC, Va.

FANCY GAP, Va. -- From the Piedmont to Virginia, the remnants of what was previously Hurricane Sandy include high winds, snow and ice.

Truck drivers were on standby Tuesday morning at truck stops and gas stations along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Fancy Gap, Va., where winds gusts are predicted to reach up to 60 mph throughout the day.

The high winds are making it difficult for tractor-trailer drivers to navigate Interstate 77.

Winds are also blamed for the death of a Surry County man, who was driving along Prison Camp Road on Monday when an oak tree fell in front of his truck.

Portions of the Parkway in N.C. and Va. are closed due to inclement weather as well.  The latest closures can be found at NPS.gov.


In the video above, FOX8's Nicole Ferguson has more on the conditions from Carroll County, Va.

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