Storm reports, road conditions and more
All day, we will provide live updates on the winter storm.
Updates will include weather forecast changes, photos from around the area, traffic updates and more.
Live updates will post below.
Snow is expected to start falling in the Triad between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today. This is a mostly snow event for the Triad, with only a brief interlude of sleet in the overnight areas.
Our main weather story has all the details about snowfall amounts, etc. This blog will focus on live updates throughout the day as the forecast changes and road conditions deteriorate.
Governor McCrory says the storm is “very unpredictable” and will impact the entire state.
McCrory tells NC residents to “stay smart and don’t put your stupid hat on” during the storm.
NC road crews have used 2.7 million gallons of brine and 1,500 tons of salt for this winter storm.
McCrory: “I hope we are over prepared for this storm. I hope forecasters are wrong but radar map indicates they are right.”
Duke Energy only reporting 232 outages statewide. Map: http://www.duke-energy.com/south-carolina/outages/current.asp
As of 11:45 a.m., there have been no changes to the forecast. Emily Byrd will have forecast on the FOX8 Noon News – http://myfox8.com/live-streaming
WEATHER ALERT: Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest will close today, Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m. Classes that begin at 1 p.m. or later are cancelled. Classes that are in session before 1 p.m. may continue at the discretion of the instructor. The last departure for the Gold and Black shuttle line will be at 3:20 p.m.
Noon News – watch live: http://myfox8.com/live-streaming
The hour-by-hour forecast images have been updated. View here: http://myfox8.com/2014/02/11/hour-by-hour-forecast-of-the-wednesdaythursday-snowstorm/
Viewers in Seagrove and Denton report snow is falling.
Viewer reporting snow near Highway 42 in Asheboro.
Snow is falling in Siler City.
Snow reported in Thomasville. The storm is quickly making its way north.
Snowing in Asheboro
Snow reported at High Rock Lake, Trinity, High Point and Mocksville.
Have snow photos? Add them to our gallery: http://myfox8.com/2014/02/11/photos-upload-your-snow-photos-2/
Update from Van on the dry air:
“You have seen the snow on radar for a few hours. Much dry air near the surface. It should start for you soon if it hasn’t already. Once it starts, it will likely pick up quickly. Be careful on the roads this afternoon once the snow gets started. We still expect a major winter storm. Heavy snowfall Triad and points west. Significant snow and some ice in the east and south.. Be sure to tune in at 5, 5:30, 6 and 6:30 today. I will be tied up until then getting weather shows ready. We will also still be watching a system that I think will swing through on Friday night late.”
47,000 SC customers without power, officials said number expected to increase as the day continues
The Coleridge area in Randolph Co.
Luke Bryan concert in Greensboro has been postponed until Feb. 17.
Thursday night’s Luke Bryan concert in Greensboro has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 17 due to the winter storm.
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Just talked to Van Denton. He said no changes to the forecast at this time.
Van says expect the snow/sleet line to creep north around 7 or 8 p.m. near Asheboro. The Triad could see snow mix with sleet around 10 p.m. A wintry mix is possible overnight.
FOX8 Snow Stick: Watch live as snow falls at the FOX8 Studios – http://myfox8.com/on-air/live-streaming/
4 inches of snow on the ground in Denton.
Driving conditions on Bryan Blvd. in Greensboro
Penny Road in Jamestown is nearly impassable. Avoid this area if at all possible.
Snowfall amounts (so far): Denton: 4.25 inches — Trinity: 3.5 inches — Welcome: 4 inches — McLeansville: 4 inches — High Point (Oak Hollow Mall): 3 inches
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Greensboro police estimate they’ve responded to more than 80 accidents since the snow began to fall this afternoon.
Google Crisis Map: http://myfox8.com/2014/02/12/google-crisis-map-for-the-southeast-snow-storm/
Van’s latest snow report map shows most of the Piedmont with at least 4 inches of snow. Many locations have changed over to sleet.
Moderate sleet/snow mix reported near Battleground Ave.