• DOT crews in NC foothills prepare for weekend wintry weather threat

    By: Dave Faherty

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    HICKORY, N.C. - All eyes are on this system set to bring a wintry mix over the weekend.

    Don't let the sunshine fool you, the mountains will receive some snow and other counties can expect cold rain.

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    Road crews in the mountains are hoping warm weather pushes in from the south to keep the snow totals down.

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    Although the upcoming storm is much different from the one in December, the Department of Transportation has restocked its salt bins and will have extra workers on hand to be ready for whatever falls in the foothills.

    Watch the video above to hear what Channel 9's Dave Faherty learned about the precautionary steps road crews in the foothills are taking to prepare for the winter storm.

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