Winter weather causing problems for Forsyth Co. drivers

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. -- Major roads may be clear in Forsyth County, but AAA Representatives say their work load hasn't slowed down at all.

Daryll Prince hit a patch of ice down the street from his house Tuesday night.

"As I tried to turn, the car just kept going. I banged the curb. I didn't know how bad it was until this morning. Come to find out the tire is completely separated from the inside of the rim," said Prince.

Prince called AAA to tow his car to a body shop, which is something a lot of people in Forsyth County have had to do recently.

"We normally run 60-65 calls a day. We've probably had 100 in the last 24 hours," said Bud McCants, AAA Operations Supervisor.

McCants says they were so busy when the snow storm hit Tuesday night they had to stop towing cars and just focus on getting people to safety instead.

Although many streets may be clear, McCants says black ice is still a big concern.

"If you have to go somewhere, make it be important. Because you could lose your life, damage your car, anything could happen. If you don't have to go, don’t," said McCants.

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