Triad Braces for Another Potential "Cr-ICE-is"

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Freezing temperatures and water accumulation again creates the potential for icy roadways, travel delays and more power outages Monday.

Local law enforcement agencies caution drivers to drive slowly Monday morning and give themselves enough time to reach a destination without rushing. As of 6:15 a.m., the Triad Transportation Management Center reported only minor accidents but warned of an increased risk as the temperatures remain and raise the potential for patchy black ice throughout the Triad. Water from overnight sleet remains on the roads and is susceptible to freezing over.

Duke Energy has said it is prepared to handle more power outages Monday, if necessary. Duke Energy also warns trees and limbs are already weak from last week's ice storm and thus are inclined to break as ice begins to form. Property owners are advised to move their cars from under branches that could be likely to break.

According to Piedmont Triad International Airport, flights to Washington, D.C. were delayed or cancelled Monday morning, and flights to Detroit, New York City and Chicago were cancelled. Travelers are encouraged to check the status of their flights before departing for the airport.

Several Triad school systems and businesses are on a delay Monday morning. School districts include Guilford County Schools, Rockingham County Schools, Stokes County Schools, Alleghany Schools, Surry County Schools, Caswell County Schools and Patrick County Schools.

As of 6:30 a.m. Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools has said it is operating on a normal schedule Monday.

Stay with WFMY News 2's Good Morning Show for the latest weather, traffic and closings updates.


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