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Spring Storm Hits Hard in High Country PDF Print
Written by NC DOT Release   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:25

Yesterday’s early spring snowstorm has been hit head-on by the N.C. Department of Transportation, it’s crews in northwestern North Carolina battling wind gusts and below-freezing temperatures to clear snow and ice from roads in the High Country. The region’s Tennessee border counties of Avery, Watauga and Ashe, were most affected by the latest storm, according to the NC DOT release. Several inches of snow fell in parts of those counties, but windy conditions make it difficult to estimate just how much snow the region received.
Some primary roads in Avery, Watauga and Ashe counties were partially covered with snow and ice, and crews are currently working to clear those roads.  Upon completion of each county’s primary system, crews will move to the county’s secondary roads, which should happen sometime this afternoon.  Since Tuesday, NCDOT has utilized 89 employees, 53 trucks and more than 600 tons of salt to combat this storm in the northwestern part of the state.
Icy patches on roads are possible as temperatures remain below freezing throughout much of northwestern North Carolina. Motorists are encouraged to slow down and use caution when traveling through the area, according to the DOT release

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