ARCHIVED BLOG: Latest updates on accidents, road conditions

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Numerous vehicle accidents have been reported across the Piedmont due to slick road conditions. Follow below for the latest updates.

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20148:50 pm

A High severity incident has been Added for I-73 Southbound in Guilford County
Near Greensboro: at MM 97: Road Closed with Detour. The incident started at
03/17/14 08:12 PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 09:12 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
The road is closed due to a vehicle accident.
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Motorists are advised to use I-40 East to I-73 South/US 220 South.
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8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20148:50 pm

A High severity incident has been Added for US-52 Southbound in Forsyth County In
Winston-Salem: at MM 106: Lane Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 08:20
PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 09:20 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
The left lane is closed near E Clemmonsville Rd, Exit 105 due to a vehicle
accident.
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Scott Gustin March 17, 20148:50 pm

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Scott Gustin March 17, 20148:51 pm

JUST IN: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will open on a two-hour delay on Tuesday.

Scott Gustin March 17, 20148:51 pm

Scott Gustin March 17, 20148:52 pm

8:45 PM Monday Weather Update:

Be very careful on the bridges around the Triad and even to the south. Temperatures hovering between 28-31 throughout these areas and this combined with freezing rain this evening and freezing drizzle and mist later tonight will keep/make them very slippery.

The steady freezing rain should taper off west to east near 11pm. By then most areas will have seen around 1/10th of an inch of freezing rain. A few spots could reach 1/5th of an inch. Drizzle after that point will not amount to much on trees or power lines, but will help keep everything else glazed over. We should warm above freezing again around 11am tomorrow. Drizzle will likely persist at times through tomorrow night when the low is 33°.

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20148:58 pm

A High severity incident has been Added for US-421 Northbound in Forsyth County
In Winston-Salem: at MM 6: Lane Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 08:41
PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 09:41 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
The right lane is closed at US-52, Exit 6B due to multiple vehicle accidents.
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8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20148:59 pm

A High severity incident has been Added for US-29 Northbound in Guilford County
In Greensboro: at MM 129: Lane Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 08:53
PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 09:53 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
The left lane is closed near Lee Street/ mile marker 129 due to a vehicle
accident.
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Scott Gustin March 17, 20148:59 pm

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Business 40 east is closed at Stratford Rd due to multiple crashes and ice.

Scott Gustin March 17, 20149:02 pm

Northbound 52 at N Liberty St closed due to multiple crashes and ice.

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:04 pm

According to Facebook user Kris Carlson: “Bad one on overpass @ Hwy 52/Exit 97(Welcome). 52 closed in both directions.”

Scott Gustin March 17, 20149:08 pm

Traffic backed up near US 52 and Akron Dr. 

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:09 pm

From the Winston-Salem Police Department:

“Due to the continued heavy icing conditions, multiple wrecks have been experienced in the area of  Business 40 east and west bound especially near Baptist Hospital (Hawthorne curve), both directions of Highway 52 from University Parkway south to Bypass Interstate 40.  Several intersections are without power and without traffic signals.  Duke Power has been notified and is enroute.

MOST BRIDGES IN WINSTON-SALEM AND FORSYTH COUNTY ARE ICED OVER.

MOST OF BUSINESS 40 AND A GOOD PART OF HIGHWAY 52 ARE CLOSED DUE TO THE CONDITIONS.  State DOT is enroute with salt trucks.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution if they feel it necessary to drive in the current weather conditions especially when approaching intersections without functioning traffic signals.”

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:13 pm

Accident on I-85 at U.S. 220.

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:14 pm

A High severity incident has been Added for US-52 Southbound in Forsyth County In
Winston-Salem: at MM 110: 2 of 2 Lanes Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14
09:03 PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 10:03 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
All lanes are closed on US-52 near Liberty Street due to a tractor trailer
accident.
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8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:18 pm

A High severity incident has been Updated for US-421 Northbound in Forsyth County
In Winston-Salem: at MM 6: Lane Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 08:41
PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 09:41 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
Both lanes are closed at US-52, Exit 6B due to multiple vehicle accidents.
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Motorists are advised to use US-52 North for travel.
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8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:19 pm

A High severity incident has been Updated for I-73 Southbound in Guilford County
Near Greensboro: at MM 97: Road Closed with Detour. The incident started at
03/17/14 08:12 PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 10:12 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
The road is closed due to a vehicle accident.
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Motorists are advised to use I-40 East to I-73 South/US 220 South.
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https://twitter.com/ChadTucker/status/445733017345327105

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:30 pm

From Merritt Drive pileup: 

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:30 pm

A High severity incident has been Updated for US-52 Southbound in Forsyth County
In Winston-Salem: at MM 110: 2 of 2 Lanes Closed. The incident started at
03/17/14 09:03 PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 10:03 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
All lanes are closed on US-52 near Liberty Street due to a tractor trailer
accident.
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1. Head south on Exit 113 toward Patterson Ave 2. Turn right onto Patterson Ave
3. Turn left onto N Martin Luther King Jr Dr 4. Turn right onto the U.S. 52
S/U.S. 311 S/North Carolina 8 S ramp 5. Merge onto US-311 S/US-52 S
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Scott Gustin March 17, 20149:32 pm

Drivers should assume every bridge is completely iced over. Take it slow and avoid bridges if possible.

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:33 pm

From the Greensboro Police Department: 

“Due to numerous vehicle collisions resulting from the inclement weather creating hazardous road conditions—the public is advised to please stay off the roads if at all
possible and to exercise extreme caution if having to travel this evening and
the coming morning.”

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:33 pm

From the Greensboro Police Department: 

“Due to numerous vehicle collisions resulting from the inclement weather creating hazardous road conditions—the public is advised to please stay off the roads if at all possible and to exercise extreme caution if having to travel this evening and the coming morning.”

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:38 pm

Seven people injured in accident on U.S. 52 near Liberty Street involving tractor trailer in Winston-Salem, according to FOX8’s Chad Tucker. 

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:40 pm

State Highway Patrol is warning all drivers to stay where they are and not attempt to drive anywhere in Davidson County. SHP says all bridges in the county along U.S. 52 and I-85 are ice covered. 

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:43 pm

I-73 southbound in Guilford County near Greensboro at MM 97 has been reopened.

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:43 pm

I-73 southbound in Guilford County near Greensboro at MM 97 has been reopened.

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:46 pm

High Point P.D. is currently working 11 separate accidents, some with multiple vehicles.

Most of the accidents are on or near I-74 (311 Bypass).

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 20149:49 pm

A High severity incident has been Updated for US-421 Northbound in Forsyth County
In Winston-Salem: at MM 6: Lane Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 08:41
PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 10:41 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
Both lanes are closed at US-52, Exit 6B due to multiple vehicle accidents.
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Motorists are advised to use US-52 North for travel.
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8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 201410:01 pm

A High severity incident has been Updated for US-52 Southbound in Forsyth County
In Winston-Salem: at MM 110: 2 of 2 Lanes Closed. The incident started at
03/17/14 09:03 PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 11:30 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
All lanes are closed on US-52 near Liberty Street due to a tractor trailer
accident.
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1. Head south on Exit 113 toward Patterson Ave 2. Turn right onto Patterson Ave
3. Turn left onto N Martin Luther King Jr Dr 4. Turn right onto the U.S. 52
S/U.S. 311 S/North Carolina 8 S ramp 5. Merge onto US-311 S/US-52 S
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8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 201410:02 pm

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 201410:37 pm

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 201410:38 pm

A High severity incident has been Updated for US-421 Northbound in Forsyth County
In Winston-Salem: at MM 6: Lane Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 08:41
PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 11:30 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
Both lanes are closed at US-52, Exit 6B due to multiple vehicle accidents.
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Motorists are advised to use US-52 North for travel.
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8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 201410:38 pm

A High severity incident has been Added for US-52 Northbound in Forsyth County In
Winston-Salem: at MM 123: 2 of 2 Lanes Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14
10:29 PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 11:29 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
All lanes are closed at the Stokes/Forsyth county line due to a vehicle
accident.
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Scott Gustin March 17, 201410:39 pm

Scott Gustin March 17, 201410:39 pm

Lexington City Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay on Tuesday. 

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 201410:46 pm

Scott Gustin March 17, 201410:52 pm

Latest from Van Denton:

10:50 PM Monday Update:

Good and Bad News:

The bad first….we have noticed more sleet in parts of the Triad. That is bad for roads as the ice can build up faster than it can melt on the road surface. (below the roads temps are above 40° and that kept the rain from freezing on the roads earlier…but sleet is a different story).

The good news…..the longer you get sleet the less ice buildup on trees. Sleet does not attach to the trees.

There is still a chance some areas could see some snow mix in too. Best chance for this is north and west.

Most of us will see 1/4-1/2 inch of sleet and 1/10 to 1/4 inch of freezing rain.

All areas should taper off to mist and drizzle overnight. We expect to climb back to 32 around 11am and into the upper 30s by late afternoon.

Be careful out there.

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 201410:55 pm

A High severity incident has been Updated for US-52 Northbound in Forsyth County
North of Tobaccoville: at MM 123: Road Closed with Detour. The incident started
at 03/17/14 10:36 PM and is expected to end at 03/18/14 12:30 AM.
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Vehicle Accident:
The road is closed near Main street, exit 123.
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Take exit 115 B and turn right onto University Parkway. Continue on University
Parkway/NC-66, then turn left onto Old US-52. Continue on Old US-52 to access
US-52 North.
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8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 201410:56 pm

Groometowne Road in Greensboro 

Scott Gustin March 17, 201411:01 pm

Scott Gustin March 17, 201411:02 pm

Scott Gustin March 17, 201411:04 pm

A High severity incident has been Added for I-40 Westbound in Forsyth County In Winston-Salem: at MM 181: 2 of 2 Lanes Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 10:49 PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 11:49 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
The highway is closed at the Yadkin River Bridge due to a vehicle accident.

Scott Gustin March 17, 201411:04 pm

A High severity incident has been Updated for US-421 Northbound in Forsyth County In Winston-Salem: at MM 6: Lane Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 08:41 PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 11:30 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
Both lanes are closed at US-52, Exit 6B due extremely icey bridges causing accidents.

Scott Gustin March 17, 201411:04 pm

A High severity incident has been Updated for US-421 Northbound in Forsyth County In Winston-Salem: at MM 6: Lane Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 08:41 PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 10:57 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
All lanes have been reopened.

Scott Gustin March 17, 201411:05 pm

Suffolk Ave. in High Point.

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Scott Gustin March 17, 201411:16 pm

A High severity incident has been Updated for I-40 Westbound in Forsyth County In Winston-Salem: at MM 181: 2 of 2 Lanes Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 10:49 PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 11:49 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:
The highway is closed at the Yadkin River Bridge due to a vehicle accident.

8399a0ca351d87a6472f9a6d5b5648d8 Paul Choate March 17, 201411:17 pm

Scott Gustin March 17, 201411:20 pm

A High severity incident has been Updated for US-52 Southbound in Forsyth County In Winston-Salem: at MM 110: Lane Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 09:03 PM and is expected to end at 03/17/14 11:30 PM.
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Vehicle Accident:

Scott Gustin March 17, 201411:20 pm

A High severity incident has been Updated for I-40 Westbound in Forsyth County In Winston-Salem: at MM 181: 2 of 2 Lanes Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 10:49 PM and is expected to end at 03/18/14 12:30 AM.
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Vehicle Accident:
The highway is closed at the Yadkin River Bridge due to a vehicle accident.

Scott Gustin March 17, 201411:35 pm

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Scott Gustin March 17, 201411:58 pm

Over 2,000 Duke Energy customers in Randolph. Co. without power.

Scott Gustin March 17, 201411:59 pm

Outages:

Randolph Co. – 2,236 Forsyth Co. – 750

Scott Gustin March 18, 201412:01 am

Scott Gustin March 18, 201412:05 am

A High severity incident has been Updated for US-52 Southbound in Forsyth County In Winston-Salem: at MM 110: Lane Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 09:03 PM and is expected to end at 03/18/14 01:00 AM.
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Vehicle Accident:
The left lane is closed on US-52 near Liberty Street due to a tractor trailer accident.

Scott Gustin March 18, 201412:23 am

Crews battling warehouse fire in High Point. http://myfox8.com/2014/03/18/crews-battling-warehouse-fire-in-high-point/

Scott Gustin March 18, 201412:24 am

Scott Gustin March 18, 201412:24 am

Scott Gustin March 18, 201412:24 am

Scott Gustin March 18, 201412:25 am

Duke Energy outages:

Randolph Co. – 2,240 
Forsyth Co. – 751
Guilford Co. 613

Scott Gustin March 18, 201412:29 am

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Scott Gustin March 18, 201412:34 am

High severity incident has been Updated for US-52 Southbound in Forsyth County In Winston-Salem: at MM 110: Lane Closed. The incident started at 03/17/14 09:03 PM and is expected to end at 03/18/14 12:31 AM.
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Vehicle Accident:
All lanes are now open.

Scott Gustin March 18, 201412:44 am

The live blog will continue at 5:30 a.m.

andi Andrea Cavallier March 18, 20146:19 am

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andi Andrea Cavallier March 18, 20146:39 am

Guilford County, Davidson County and Alamance-Burlington Schools are ALL closed Tuesday due to icy conditions.

Randolph, Rockingham, Surry, Winston-Salem/Forsyth, Yadkin are all on a delay as of 6:30 a.m.

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andi Andrea Cavallier March 18, 20147:16 am

Randolph County Schools are closed Tuesday.

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andi Andrea Cavallier March 18, 20147:34 am

A Winter Weather advisory is in effect until noon today.

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Scott Gustin March 18, 20148:14 am

Scott Gustin March 18, 20148:18 am

Duke reporting 263 power outages in Alamance Co. No other significant reports of power outages.

Scott Gustin March 18, 20148:22 am

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andi Andrea Cavallier March 18, 201410:06 am

Scott Gustin March 18, 201410:26 am

Scott Gustin March 18, 201410:27 am

Scott Gustin March 18, 201410:35 am

A High severity incident has been Updated for I-85 Northbound in Guilford County Near Greensboro: at MM 132: The incident started at 03/18/14 10:10 AM and is expected to end at 03/18/14 11:10 AM.
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Vehicle Accident:
The left four lanes are closed.

Scott Gustin March 18, 201410:40 am

Caught on tape: Time Warner van overturns: http://myfox8.com/2014/03/18/caught-on-tape-time-warner-cable-van-overturns-on-icy-roads/

andi Andrea Cavallier March 18, 201410:46 am

andi Andrea Cavallier March 18, 201410:47 am

andi Andrea Cavallier March 18, 201410:48 am

Bad wreck on I-85 North

andi Andrea Cavallier March 18, 201411:45 am

andi Andrea Cavallier March 18, 201411:45 am

Scott Gustin March 18, 201411:48 am

The live blog has ended. 

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