Local News

Road Crews Out

Posted February 26, 2004 4:15 a.m. EST

— North Carolina Department of Transportation crews were out in full force to clear roads across the state after Thursday's snowstorm.

More than half the state's 100 counties reported snow Thursday. Road conditions deteriorated as snow continued to fall, with the worst conditions south of Interstate 40 and west of Interstate 77.

The DOT had more than 6,000 employees and 2,775 pieces of equipment -- including 1,800 trucks equipped with plows and spreaders, 475 front-end loaders and 500 motor graders -- working to clear roads.

The DOT clears interstates first, then major U.S. and N.C. routes, then secondary roads.

For the latest general information on road conditions, citizens may access the NCDOT's

Web site.