Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Secondary roads are still a mess.
The melting and refreezing are forming a constantly-changing landscape on side roads, making every trip out a new adventure for drivers in South Park.
Side roads are a sloppy, slushy, slippery mess, while folks are clearing their driveways and the Department of Transportation is clearing major roads. Neighborhoods are left to fend for themselves.
“The last time I got out was Monday,” said Beth Pence.
“I was slipping and sliding,” said Sandra Boscia. “Couldn’t tell if you were going to be stuck.”
Some roads were so covered, kids were sledding across it Friday.
Mailman Vergil Price not only has to traverse these roads in his car, but walk on them to deliver mail to people's front doors here.
With sidewalks covered, many are walking in the road.
“I just came up Monroe Road. I could have run them over,” said Steve Pence.
Before the storm is even a memory, the sun came back out Friday and temperatures rose to the 50s.
People know while the DOT can't clear every road, Mother Nature will get the job done soon enough.
Temps will be on the upswing for the next several days.
Another fast moving storm system will pass by Friday night, but it will not bring much of a snow chance -- mainly just rain. Temps may even stay above freezing.
Temperatures will warm back to the mid-to-upper 40s Friday with sunny skies.
Warmer weather arrives this weekend with temps in the 50s by Sunday -- and the area could see 60 degrees by Tuesday.
LYNX Blue line will operate on a normal schedule Friday, with possible delays due to weather conditions.
Due to extreme weather and road conditions, the Charlotte Area Transit System resumed normal operations Friday.
Solid Waste Services suspended all garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection services for Thursday and Friday. They will resume their normal collection schedule next week.
The United States Postal Service resumed mail delivery Friday.
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The North Carolina attorney general is warning customers against price gouging and unfair business practices.State laws against price gouging and unfair business practices remain in effect, Attorney General Roy Cooper reminded towing companies Friday as consumers reported high towing fees. Read more about how to report concerns.
Police think icy roads may be to blame for a deadly accident on Eastway Drive early Friday morning. Click here to read more.
With the sun back out and the roads improving, residents are out and about, but abandoned cars are now the big problem. Read more here.
A tractor-trailer driver was taken to the hospital after a chunk of ice crashed through his windshield while he was driving Friday morning in Charlotte. Read more here.
There were more than 125 cancellations and delays Friday morning and Channel 9 saw people in sleeping bags in the airport, forced to spend the night. Read more here.
NCDOT is working closely with the NC State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement to identify and move abandoned vehicles that are blocking travel lanes or posing an immediate safety hazard. Click here for more info.
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