Police, EMS Busy With Weather Related Crashes Across the Triad

2:56 PM, Jan 25, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Dozens of weather-related auto accidents are already causing headaches for drivers across the Triad.

Guilford County Emergency Services has already reported more than 20 weather-related traffic accidents in the county.

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There are at least four accidents along I-40 W causing major problems for travelers Friday afternoon, as well as wrecks on several other major roads.

One accident causing backups is on I-40 W near the Sandy Ridge Road exit.

Read: Greensboro First Responders Warn Drivers About Wintry Roads

NCDOT is also reporting that the left two lanes of I-40 W and the right two lanes of I-40 E are closed near the Chimney Rock Road exit.

Stay with WFMY News 2 and digtriad.com for updates on weather and traffic conditions. And, be safe on the road!

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) sent this information out late Friday about road conditions:

Slick spots are being reported on both primary and secondary routes. Rain fell first in some areas, diluting the brine crews spread on the roads and creating extremely icy conditions. Crews across the state are continuing to spread salt and sand on the roads.

Overnight, temperatures in many areas of the state will become low enough that the effectiveness of the salt will be limited. Because of this, crews will transition to treating hot spots with a sand and salt mixture and remain on standby monitoring road conditions. Crews will begin treating roads with salt early in the morning as temperatures rise.

NCDOT is strongly urging that motorists avoid driving overnight due to conditions that could potentially become very hazardous. Road conditions will begin to improve tomorrow morning as temperatures rise and salt can work effectively.


Guilford Emergency Services

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