What a Difference a Day Makes. Significantly Fewer Accidents on Day 2 of Snow

Staying Safe During Wintry Weather

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- (DAY 2 SNOW UPDATE) -- What a difference a day makes. Highway Patrol tells WFMY News 2 there were significantly fewer accidents on Saturday compared to yesterday. 

Highway Patrol Troops D and E responded to about 1,000 calls on Friday. The calls involved anything from accidents, to bump-ups, to stuck vehicles. 

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Highway Patrol says Troop D which covers Triad counties Guilford, Randolph, Caswell, Rockingham, Alamance, and some Triangle counties, responded to 200 calls as of 8:30 p.m. Saturday, compared to 400 calls on Friday. 

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Highway Patrol Troop E which covers Triad counties Forsyth, Stokes, Yadkin, Davidson, and Surry responded to about 160 calls as of 8:30 p.m. Saturday, compared to 600 calls on Friday. 

Emergency management crews across the Triad also reported much fewer accidents today compared to Friday. Most reported little to no accidents, and said calls were 'routine.' 

Highway Patrol says a trooper reported black ice at a bridge at I-73 and NC-68 in Guilford County Saturday evening. No accidents were reported in this area.

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DAY 1 FIRST SNOW INFORMATION

Emergency management crews responded to hundreds of accidents across the Piedmont Triad on Friday. Later in the evening, things began to slow down and many of our counties reported some or no accidents. 

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Many 911 centers are advising drivers to stay off the roads. 

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Here’s a county-by-county look at accidents and problems with slick road conditions.

RANDOLPH COUNTY
Randolph County emergency crews responded to at least 100 accidents since around 3:00 p.m. Friday. Emergency officials are asking everyone to stay off the roads.
Problem Areas Include:

  • North of Randleman 
  • Randleman Lake 
  • Interstate 74
  • Shiloh Road
  • Old Liberty Road
  • Hoover Hill Road

GUILFORD COUNTY
Greensboro 

Saturday morning, Greensboro had one crash around 5:30 on I-840 East between Burlington Road and Mt. Church Road when a car spun out of control and hit a guard rail.

As of 10 p.m. Friday, police were working on 3-4 accidents. 

  • On Friday, police said they saw some accidents on main roads like Wendover Ave., Battleground Ave., and Friendly Avenue - so be careful when traveling on those roadways. 

High Point 
As of 10 p.m. Friday, High Point Police were not working on any accident reports. Earlier, police said they had several accident calls. 

FORSYTH COUNTY

As of 10 p.m., Forsyth County 911 was working on one accident. 

Winston-Salem 
Winston-Salem Police were working on about 8 accidents as of 10 p.m. 

ALAMANCE COUNTY 
EMS didn't have any accidents to report as of 10 p.m., but said that Highway Patrol was working on some out in the county. 

DAVIDSON COUNTY
As of 10 p.m., Davidson County EMS was working on 1 accident. 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Accident calls slowed down for Rockingham County EMS as of 10 p.m. They had none to report. 

STOKES COUNTY 
EMS had no accidents to report at 10 p.m.

Related: First Snow Causes Problems for School Buses In Stokes County

SURRY COUNTY
EMS had no accidents to report around 10 p.m. Earlier there were some problem areas with accidents: 

Problem Areas Include:

  • Highway 52
  • I-77

DAVIE COUNTY
No accidents to report around 10 p.m. EMS said the accident calls started slowing down around 8 p.m. 

Problem Areas Include:

  • Highway 64
  • Highway 801

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

EMS had no accidents to report around 10 p.m. They said the calls had slowed down since earlier Friday. 

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