Ice slowly melting, cleanup begins after winter storm passes

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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.

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INFORMATION: Click here for a complete emergency contact list for Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.

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.


Stay with wsoctv.com for continuing weather updates and watch Channel 9 for instant breaking details on Eyewitness News.


Click here to check out all of our coverage in our Snowstorm 2014 special section.


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Winter safety tips for home and travel


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Salvation Army Women's Shelter (for women, children and single women): 534 Spratt Street, Charlotte

Men's Shelter of Charlotte: 1210 N Tryon St, Charlotte

Urban Ministry/Room at the Inn: Registration is required. 945 North College Street, Charlotte.