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Conditions Improve, Governor Calls for Patience as Road Clearing Work Continues

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 1:22 pm
Friday, January 19, 2018

With some melting yesterday and temperatures on the rise again today, North Carolina’s interstates and major highways are in good shape, but many secondary roads and neighborhood streets are still treacherous.

Road Conditions Starting to Improve, But Travel Remains Hazardous Across North Carolina

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 5:53 pm
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Despite temperatures reaching above freezing this afternoon and some snow starting to melt, roads remain slick across much of the state. Another night of below freezing temperatures will likely cause continuing hazardous travel conditions, Governor Roy Cooper warned.

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

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 1:12 pm
Thursday, January 18, 2018

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 Falling Temperatures Making Road Conditions Treacherous

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 6:59 pm
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

From the mountains to portions of the coast, snowfall amounts will continue to climb and temperatures fall creating more hazardous road conditions.

As Snow Falls Across North Carolina, Governor Urges Caution During Winter Weather

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 12:29 pm
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

With snow falling across North Carolina most of the day, Governor Cooper is reminding everyone to be cautious, and stay off the roads as much as possible.

As Snow Falls Across North Carolina, Governor Urges Caution During Winter Weather

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 12:21 pm
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

With snow falling across North Carolina most of the day, Governor Cooper is reminding everyone to be cautious, and stay off the roads as much as possible.

Joint Information Center Open to Provide Winter Storm Information

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 8:03 am
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The State Emergency Response Team has activated the Joint Information Center in response to the winter storm impacting most of the state.

North Carolina Readies for Second Widespread Winter Storm of 2018

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 5:54 pm
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

As North Carolina braces for a second widespread winter storm in less than a month, Governor Roy Cooper today declared a state of emergency and urged North Carolinians to stay off the roads when travel becomes dangerous.

North Carolina Prepares for Another Possible Round of Winter Weather

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 1:54 pm
Monday, January 15, 2018

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.

Freezing Rain Hits Western NC as Eastern Counties Continue to Dig Out from Last Week’s Storm

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 12:29 pm
Monday, January 8, 2018

Another round of winter weather is expected to cause hazardous travel conditions later today across the North Carolina mountains, foothills and portions of the Triad, Governor Roy Cooper cautioned North Carolinians this morning.

Bitter Cold Continues Statewide, Roads Remain Treacherous in Areas

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 1:32 pm
Sunday, January 7, 2018

While roads continue to improve from last week’s winter storm, persistent cold temperatures mean ice and snow linger in some areas and drivers should use caution, Governor Roy Cooper reminded North Carolinians Saturday.

Roads Clearing, but Bitter Cold Temperatures Remain

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 3:39 pm
Friday, January 5, 2018

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 Coo

North Carolina Starts Digging Out from Winter Storm

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 12:51 pm
Thursday, January 4, 2018

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.

North Carolina Ready as Winter Storm Begins

Wed, 03/01/2018 - 5:06 pm
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper today declared a state of emergency for all eastern and several central North Carolina counties as the state braces for snow and sleet along with bitter cold.

Joint Information Center open for media inquiries regarding Winter Storm

Wed, 03/01/2018 - 1:51 pm
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The State Emergency Response Team has activated its Joint Information Center to provide information regarding the winter storm to the news media. The Joint Information Center will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

State Prepares for First Winter Storm of 2018

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 4:43 pm
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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.

Hurricane Matthew Survivors Can Now Call 2-1-1 to Schedule an Appointment to Apply for Recovery Grants, Gov. Cooper Announces

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 4:37 pm
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Today, Governor Cooper announced that residents of Cumberland, Edgecombe, Robeson and Wayne counties can now call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment at a Hurricane Matthew Housing Application Center.

North Carolina Faces Season’s First Blast of Winter Weather

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 12:57 pm
Friday, December 8, 2017

State emergency and transportation officials are closely monitoring weather and road conditions, and are ready to respond if needed as North Carolina receives the season’s first blast of winter weather, Governor Roy Cooper said Friday.

Governor Cooper Urges Residents to Prepare for Winter Storm Season

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 11:30 am
Monday, December 4, 2017

RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper has declared Dec. 3 - 9 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week and is urging North Carolinians to plan, prepare and be ready for potentially dangerous winter weather in the months ahead.  

Centers Open to Help Storm Survivors in Mountain Communities

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 12:47 pm
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Governor Roy Cooper today announced that Disaster Recovery Centers will open this week to help Caldwell and Wilkes county residents who were affected by storms that struck in late October.