Piedmont dealing with another round of sleet, freezing rain

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C — The Department of Transportation in Guilford County had 48 trucks on the road Monday, salting bridges and slick spots on main roads.

A wreck on I-40 westbound slowed traffic in the early afternoon near Sandy Ridge Road.

Drivers like Joy Blasser said they were surprised how slushy some roads were.

“I could feel that I didn’t have a lot of traction so I was trying to go slowly and not spin out,” Blasser said. “On the way back to Kernersville from downtown Winston[-Salem] there were three cars that had spun out on the side of Business 40. That’s not even a secondary road!”

Blasser’s kids attend schools in both Forsyth and Guilford County. She says it’s been an odd winter school schedule because of the number of late starts, early releases and snow days.

Rob Baldwin was also driving in the area and pulled over.

“This is a first for me,” Baldwin said. “I’ve never had to pull off the side of the road and watch traffic go by.”

“I’m definitely ready for spring to get here!” Blasser said.

The DOT told FOX8 its salt barn off Sandy Camp Road is the largest in the Triad. It has a capacity of 8,800 tons. There is a little more than 2,000 tons of salt left.

Salt is in high demand in this part of the country and companies are rationing deliveries.