Gov. McCrory Declares State Of Emergency

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Photo Gallery: #GotSnow In The Triad: Jan. 28, 2013
Business 40 at MLK in Winston-Salem around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2013.

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina as winter weather moves into the area.

Read: Snow Now Falling Across The Triad

The State of Emergency allows the governor to get the necessary resources to respond to the storm. McCrory also signed an executive order to waive the weight and service hour restrictions on trucks that may be providing storm relief. 

"Given the forecast and as winter weather approaches, we are working with all necessary departments and local emergency management crews in order to keep our citizens safe and up to date regarding potentially hazardous weather conditions," McCrory said Tuesday in a statement.

Crews have been treating roads with salt and brine. The Highway Patrol and N.C. National Guard are also on standby.

The State of Emergency declaration will also allow North Carolina to apply for federal funds, if needed, to clear debris and repair damaged public infrastructures.

The threat of winter weather caused several Triad school districts to close schools early. 

Read: Closings And Delays

Check back with WFMY News 2 for updates.

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