Press Releases

Heavy Snowfall Combined with Bitter Cold Temperatures Makes for Slick Road Conditions G

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 12:51 PM

As the winter storm that brought heavy snow to many areas in North Carolina moves out to sea, Governor Cooper continues to encourage people to stay off the roads. Overnight temperatures in the teens mean anything on the roads is frozen and will take some time to thaw. Snow and ice that melt today will likely refreeze tonight and create hazardous conditions Friday morning.

Snow and Falling Temperatures Making Road Conditions Treacherous

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 6:42 PM

From the mountains to portions of the coast, snowfall amounts will continue to climb and temperatures fall creating more hazardous road conditions. Governor Cooper says the reports of traffic accidents have been increasing throughout the day and he continues to encourage extreme caution for those who must venture out.


North Carolina Prepares for Another Possible Round of Winter Weather

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 1:42 PM

With the return of cold weather and the possibility of snow in the forecast for many parts of North Carolina, the state is making preparations and Governor Cooper reminded residents that they should be prepared for another round of winter weather.

Roads Clearing, but Bitter Cold Temperatures Remain

Friday, Jan 5, 2018 2:52 PM

Road conditions on major interstates and highways in North Carolina are greatly improved today and Department of Transportation crews have turned their attention to clearing secondary roads, but there are still many patches of black ice and drivers should continue to be cautious, Governor Roy Cooper advised.

North Carolina Starts Digging Out from Winter Storm

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 12:45 PM

A strong winter storm moved quickly through North Carolina Wednesday night into Thursday, leaving three deaths, significant snow, and scattered power outages, Governor Roy Cooper said Thursday. While the snow will end by mid-day, bitterly cold temperatures will remain through the weekend, and refreezing will make it difficult to clear roads.

State Prepares for First Winter Storm of 2018

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 4:32 PM

State officials are preparing for North Carolina’s first winter storm of 2018 and people in areas that could see snow are encouraged to do the same, Governor Roy Cooper said Tuesday.

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