Hundreds of weather-related accidents reported across Piedmont

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With hundreds of accidents being reported in just hours across the Piedmont, authorities are asking residents to stay off the roads as much as possible.

With the snow continuing to fall and more sleet expected, road conditions will continue to deteriorate overnight and state troopers are advising people not to drive unless it’s necessary.

By 5 p.m. -- after about an inch of snow had fallen in some parts of the Piedmont -- dispatchers reported more than 50 accidents in each Surry, Guilford, and Davidson counties.  There were more than 30 accidents reported in each Rockingham and Alamance County.

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Troopers said most of the accidents are due to drivers not having enough experience in the wintry conditions.

No serious injuries as a result of wrecks have been reported.