Crews treating snowy, icy road conditions Wednesday morning



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Department of Transportation crews are treating roads in the North Carolina mountains Wednesday morning, after about four inches of snow fell overnight.

Temperatures in the mountains are in the single digits, and officials warn there could be icy spots on the roads for a while.

The main roads are still covered in ice in areas like Blowing Rock, and there have been DOT trucks out and about all night. Secondary roads are completely covered in snow and ice.

Officials in Avery County told Eyewitness News that an ambulance had some trouble getting to a house because of the icy conditions. They did eventually get there safely but it was slow going.

Officials in Avery and Ashe counties said most people are staying home because roads are so icy.

DOT crews in Charlotte told Eyewitness News they are ready to treat the roads if needed, but that the weather in the metro area has been so dry, it may not be necessary.

Trucks did spread brine solution on state roads Tuesday just in case, and workers are on standby if icy spots are reported.