(WGHP) — We’re keeping up with police, EMS and Highway Patrol as wintry weather makes roads potentially dangerous on Sunday.
Gov. Roy Cooper and NC transportation officials said during a news conference on Saturday that you shouldn’t drive anywhere on Sunday unless you absolutely have to.
FOX8 Meteorologist Charles Ewing says conditions will be hazardous throughout Sunday and most of Monday as well, especially Monday morning.
The following responses are as of 8 a.m. Sunday.
Snow is falling, but Alamance EMS says there are no street issues at the moment. Burlington and Graham police are seeing the same.
Burlington fire and police crews have switched to 4×4 vehicles to ensure they’ll be able to get through the snow. The Public Works Department Streets Division is out salting the roads and plans to begin plowing the “priority” routes first, thoroughfares with high traffic counts such as N. & S. Mebane Street, Edgewood Avenue, Vaughn Road, Maple Avenue, Front Street, etc. Next, the city will clear “second priority” streets, which have a higher traffic volume than residential streets and assist residents to access a secondary street leading to a priority street from residential streets.
A truck overturned on Enterprise Road in Davidson County, near Welcome. Troopers say the driver was taken to a hospital but injuries are not believed to be serious.
Forsyth EMS says they’re seeing snow but no weather issues.
A crash closed down the two right lanes of U.S. 421 near exit 234A in Winston-Salem near Peters Creek Parkway.
The crash happened around 2:44 p.m. and was resolved around 3:30 p.m.
In Winston-Salem, police responded to a crash on U.S. 421 at Interstate 40 after a car spun out.
A car crashed into a light pole in front of the McDonalds on Robinhood Road.
The City of Greensboro says crews began salting “Priority 1” streets early this morning and are currently plowing and continuing salting procedures. Priority 1 roads are those needed by emergency personnel and first responders. From there, crews will move to Priority 2 streets.
The city has tree crews on standby.
A crash shut down the right lane of Interstate 40 at mile marker 132 near Mount Hope Church Road, according to the NC Department of Transportation.
The crash happened around 10:52 a.m. and was resolved around 3:30 p.m.
A crash temporarily shut down the westbound lanes of West Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro early Sunday morning. Police say a vehicle crashed into a utility pole at Freeman Mill Road. The road has since reopened.
High Point police say plows are on the roads and crews are laying down additional brine.
The below photos show what a difference two hours made along Interstate 74 in High Point.
No winter weather has been reported yet in Montgomery County.
Randolph EMC reports that roads are icing up.
“Best to the leave the paths open to first responders and work crews today,” the agency said.
Police in Eden are warning the public that roads are “slick and treacherous at this time. There is significant build-up on the roadways including the brine-treated roadways.” Officers say that no one should be on the roads unless absolutely necessary.
Snow is covering the ground. There were issues with one power line earlier in the morning.
No wrecks have been reported in Wilkes County.
Officials are seeing snow. No reports of crashes.