GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Snow will move out of the area Wednesday night but freezing temperatures will remain as some of eastern Piedmont has received accumulations.
The snow was a result of a quick-moving storm along the eastern part of the state. It brought a combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds, which will be followed by continued frigid temperatures.
Some Triad areas have seen a dusting of snow. Higher totals will be in Alamance County where some neighborhoods received several inches of snow.
Flurries and reports of snow accumulations have been reported in Asheboro, Alamance County, Randleman, Greensboro, Coleridge, Graham, and other parts of the Piedmont Triad.
The snow will wind down tonight, and skies will clear out. Lows across the area will dip into the teens and low 20s. Any snow that has fallen will stay frozen on the ground through the night. We will see plenty of sun tomorrow that will help get rid of some of the snow, in spite of highs remaining below freezing in the upper 20s and low 30s. Watch out for slick spots over the next few days.
Scott McCully, Chief Operations Officer for Guilford County Schools released the following statement regarding GCS closing:
"We decided to cancel school today because areas in the eastern part of our county saw more snow than others, and with the extremely cold temperatures, we determined the roads would not be safe this morning for transporting students to school. Our inclement weather process is that once there is evidence of snow on the roads (as there was yesterday evening), our transportation director and staff began to survey and canvas areas throughout the county to determine road conditions. We have 126 schools covering 650 square-miles - from Stokesdale to Summerfield to Sedalia to High Point. We were able to determine pretty quickly, given the range of our coverage, as well as the persistently low temperatures for the past week – what our call should be. There is a wind chill advisory that also factored in our decision. "
A number of school districts have reported delays and closings across the Piedmont-Triad.
Check out the snow falling at the school bus lots in Greensboro!
Here's the Thursday morning statewide de-icing operations from NCDOT:
Our crews are out working hard to clear affected areas from snow and ice. Here are the current numbers: pic.twitter.com/fEdsnK0zLB— NCDOT (@NCDOT) January 4, 2018
RANDOLPH & CASWELL COUNTIES
Randolph and Caswell Counties are warning people to stay off the roads as emergency crews have seen dozens of accidents.
Alamance County road crews pretreated the roads at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. About 25 salt and plow trucks will work through Wednesday night to treat the roads. Emergency crews are asking drivers to stay off the roads.
In Greensboro, road crews for the city have been called back in to salt the roads. The crews will work through the night.
The snow created problems for drivers on Interstate 40/85. The video shows westbound traffic at a crawl around 9:25 p.m.
In Durham, a Megabus became stranded on U.S. 501 near the Durham Freeway.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation became aware of the wreck about 10 p.m.
The snow system has already brought heavy snow to parts of Georgia and South Carolina.
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