High winds, snow in mountains could make travel hazardous
RALEIGH —High winds and snow forecasted to impact areas of the mountains through early Wednesday morning may cause driving conditions to become hazardous. The N.C. Department of Transportation urges motorists to use caution if they must travel as they navigate the roads and keep an eye out for downed trees and powerlines.
NCDOT maintenance crews are monitoring road conditions and are responding as needed. Crews have conducted dry runs to familiarize themselves with plow routes and have ensured that all snow removal equipment is calibrated and working properly. Temperatures across the region are warm enough that most roads have not been pre-treated, but salt brine has been laid on Interstate 40 in Haywood County.
The department urges motorists who must travel during the storm to follow ...