NCDOT working to clear roads from winter storm

Published 8:06 pm Sunday, January 8, 2017

Work crews from the N.C. Department of Transportation are continuing to work in the central and northeastern portion of the state to clear ice and snow from roads, bridges and overpasses.

Crews in Division 1, which includes 14 counties in the northeast (including Bertie, Gates, Hertford and Northampton), are continuing de-icing operations through mid-week.

“While we have been diligently working to clear primary roads, secondary routes may still be covered in ice or snow,” Division 1 Engineer Jerry Jennings said. “We urge all drivers to avoid travel if possible. If you must venture out, drive slowly and leave plenty of space between you and other vehicles.”

NCDOT work crews in Division 4, which include six counties east of Raleigh, have also been busy working to clear major roadways. Below-freezing temperatures are keeping ice and snow on roads.

“Interstate 95 is projected to be cleared by Sunday evening, but isolated slick spots may still exist, so we ask that drivers use caution,” Division 4 Engineer Tim Little said.

All roads in both divisions are projected to be cleared by Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.

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