GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. –The snow that fell throughout most of Tuesday evening has stopped, but now folks are dealing with hazardous road conditions.
Crews are working to clear roads, but with the temperatures hovering below freezing it may be a few days before the Piedmont thaws out.
Temperatures will remain very cold Wednesday, topping out around 29 degrees by this afternoon, and untreated, secondary roads will remain a hazard through midday Thursday.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon.
According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, the primary roads like interstates and four-lane highways are the main concern. Crews will then start clearing secondary roads.
The NCDOT’s Traveler Information Management System (TIMS) lets commuters check road and weather conditions in real-time from their computers and smartphones any time, anywhere.
Roads in Guilford, Alamance, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Caswell and Stokes are reportedly partially covered with snow and ice.
Roads in Rockingham County are completely covered.
Motorists are urged to use caution even if the roads seem clear. The threat of black ice lingers as temperatures stay below freezing.
The goal of TIMS is to help drivers “know before you go.”
TIMS lets users search conditions by region, route and county. TIMS also offers live traffic cameras that show real-time images, and gives up-to-the-minute updates on incidents and adverse weather.
Visit tims.ncdot.gov/tims to get started.
With clear skies overnight Wednesday, it will be bitterly cold. Lows, slipping into the lower teens, will easily keep roads icy. Extreme caution must be used for travel through the overnight period.
Clear conditions prevail through the end of the week, and temperatures will recover beautifully. Expect highs in the 50s by Friday.