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 countys primary system, crews will move to the countys 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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