As a snowstorm brought on ice and snow to the Southeast this weekend, parts of North Carolina including Charlotte were significantly impacted, and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Monday afternoon.

North Carolina: Winter Weather Update

Wet weather is expected overnight into Monday with more snow, sleet and freezing rain keeping road conditions bad across the area. Precaution is being advised by all, especially for commercial motor vehicles during slippery road conditions.

The North Carolina Trucking Association released a winter weather update as well, as snow continued to fall with more snow and sleet expected Monday morning.

The winter weather update includes the following, warning all of hazardous travel and more bad conditions:

Spotty, light precipitation is expected overnight Sunday and will continue into Monday. Areas in the Mountains, Foothills, and NW Piedmont are expected to remain mostly snow, with the potential for some light sleet/freezing rain later this morning. An additional 6-12” of snow is expected in the Northern Mountains and NW Piedmont, 4-8” in the Triad, and 1-4” in the Southern Mountains and Triangle.

 

The threat of ice/freezing rain has increased, largely along the I-85 corridor where up to 0.30” of ice accumulations is possible. Additionally, areas south and west of Asheville have the potential to accumulate 0.30” of ice. All other areas in Central NC and portions of the SW Mountains could accumulate 0.10 – 0.20” of ice through this afternoon. Ice accumulations coupled with gusty winds (25-35 mph) could down trees and power lines leading to numerous, widespread power outages.
The organization’s winter weather update also noted gusty winds along the coast, some reaching 50 mph.
The National Weather service issued winter weather advisories for North Carolina, eastern Tennessee to northeaster Georgia, upstate South Carolina, Virginia, southern and easter West Virginia and southern Maryland. It also issued winter storm warnings for Charlotte, North Carolina; Asheville, North Carolina; Roanoke, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; and Greenville, South Carolina.
The agency is promoting a catchy phrase during this weather, “with ice and snow, take it slow.” 
Over 500,000 people, specifically in the Charolette area, are without power.
Those traveling through North Carolina or any states in the Southeast affected by the storm are advised to check with the state DOT for road conditions and closures.

Questions? Contact Medallion Transport & Logistics

Medallion’s Safety Team is ready to assist with driver education and training to ensure the company’s fleet is safe on the road and compliant with the latest laws, as well as up-to-date with road closures and construction. For questions about driver safety, give us a call at 704-235-0460 or send us an email to info@medalliontrans.com.