Raleigh, N.C. - With most of North Carolina under a winter weather advisory or winter storm watch, Governor McCrory and public safety and transportation officials are encouraging residents to prepare for the impending severe weather.
“It is important for everyone to use caution when traveling over the next 24 hours,” said Governor McCrory. “Road conditions could prove difficult and we highly recommend not to take any risks. Safety is our number one concern.”
Weather forecasters have issued a winter storm warning calling for freezing rain, sleet and up to ¼ inch of ice for much of central North Carolina from the Virginia border counties to the Triangle and Fayetteville and over to Interstate 95. Most of the coastal plain, Triad and foothills are under a Winter Weather Advisory and could see freezing rain and sleet with ice amounts ranging from a trace to .10 inches. Freezing rain is expected overnight and into Wednesday for the greater Charlotte area and southern counties.
Governor McCrory urged residents and visitors of North Carolina to be prepared and use caution when driving over the next 24 hours due to predicted adverse weather conditions. To check road conditions, travelers are asked visit the NCDOT Traveler Information Management System at www.ncdot.org or call 511. That leaves the 911 lines clear for emergency calls.
The latest weather and road conditions can be found via the ReadyNC mobile app available free for iPhones and Android phones. For more information about storm response and recovery efforts, visit www.ReadyNC.org or follow NCEmergency on Facebook and Twitter.