In Roxboro, the risk of ice extends for another day

Posted February 18, 2021 5:26 p.m. EST
Updated February 18, 2021 6:18 p.m. EST

— In Person County, people who lost power last weekend were coping with another ice storm Thursday, with more risk on the way.

Sheriff Dewey Jones said the hours overnight and into Friday could see additional ice accumulate as more freezing rain is forecast to fall.

On Crestwood Drive, where ice coated trees and power lines, Roxboro Chief of Police David Hess said he'd had no reports of storm damage. The power stayed on, despite ice from bumper to bumper, atop trees and beneath mailboxes and clinging to wires.

There was ice pretty much everywhere in Roxboro except on the roads, which stayed wet and kept traffic swishing by with ease.

It was a situation Carson Allen hoped would hold.

"A we prepare for the next round, my hope is that we're all able to stay safe and warm and just thinking about everyone out there who is keeping us safe," he said.

Ron Phillips went out into the cold rain to clear the curb of debris. It was pushing rainwater into his yard.

Phillips had lost power for more than three days and lost his car when an ice-burdened tree fell onto it. But on Thursday the wires and the wood stayed where they belonged.

"Right now, we're safe and warm," he said. "If stuff happens, stuff happens."

Some of the stuff that happened was even good. Phillips' wife, Robin, said the storm brought out neighbors to help each other.

"God looked out for us, and we've just been really blessed," she said.

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