RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY/AP) — More snow and ice are expected across parts of North Carolina. The storm that began yesterday is blamed for two deaths in separate wrecks in Surry County. The National Weather Service says a winter storm warning is in effect along the coast until late afternoon Wednesday. Up to 6 inches of snow is possible along the northern Outer Banks.
NCDOT Secretary Anthony Tata says the NCDOT team has been working for the past three days in preparation for the storm. During a Wednesday morning news conference, he said the goal was to get all primary roads clear by this afternoon then shift focus to secondary roads. “We have 80,000 miles of roadway in the state to take care of ; every truck, grader is deployed,” said Sec. Tata.
Ferry operations remain suspended because of windy conditions
Major utilities in North Carolina report few power outages after the snow and ice storm moving across the state.
Duke Energy reported about 700 customers without service in Catawba County.
Duke reported only about 100 customers without service in the area formerly served by Progress Energy.
Dominion Power reported only a handful of customers without service in northeastern North Carolina.
Full NCDOT 10:30 a.m. news conference: