HIGH POINT, N.C. — Temperatures are beginning to warm above freezing in many locations around the Piedmont. Let the melting begin.
Side roads and ramps remain hazardous in many areas, but temperatures in the low 40s and sunshine will help with melting.
Several inches of snow and sleet fell on Wednesday, followed by patchy freezing rain and drizzle early Thursday.
By daybreak Thursday, most of the area reported 4-8 inches. On Thursday, additional snow fell across the Piedmont through early afternoon. Some locations picked up an additional 2-3 inches of snow.
Some locations in Surry County picked up a total of 18 inches of snow over the past 48 hours.
On Friday morning, there were reports of a parking area that collapsed on an SUV due to the weight of the snow.
Secondary roads are still considered hazardous, but crews are set to focus on those next.
Friday will start out mostly sunny but clouds will increase through the day. Highs will approach 40 degrees by afternoon.
Friday night another round of rain is expected to sweep across the state. Since we’ll continue to have snow pack during that time period, the rain will likely add another slick layer of ice to the roads.
We should be back in the 50s on Tuesday and Wednesday.