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As crews work to clear roads, kids enjoy blanket of snow in Raleigh

Posted January 17, 2018 5:16 p.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 9:56 a.m. EDT

— As the air temperatures hovered right around freezing Wednesday afternoon, road conditions continued to deteriorate across the state.

Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway said they had responded to 56 crashes in the Triangle since the snow begun falling earlier in the day.

In North Raleigh, one driver in a minivan lost control, slid across the road and went down an embankment. The driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Another driver, who was following the minivan, also spun out and had to be removed by a tow truck.

In Knightdale, a truck flipped on its side and landed in the median slowing traffic on Highway 64 Bypass. One man was taken to a local hospital in an ambulance.

Crews were working to plow interstates across the area Tuesday evening, but once temps drop below freezing, they will begin salting the roads. Crews will then resume plowing efforts Thursday morning.

While crews worked to clear the roads, kids in Wake County were enjoying the snow.

"It's better than last time it snowed because it is actually enough to play in," said Riley Hawkins.

Addison Brown, a 10th grader, agreed.

"I wanted to do something fun and adventurous so I rode my bike 15 miles to my friend's house," Brown said. "I picked him up. His mom kind of freaked out. Now we are going to another friend's house."