Winter weather brings fun (and headaches for commuters)

From staff reportsJanuary 30, 2014 

Some drivers had a slippery commute on Thursday, as remnants from a winter storm left some roads icy.

Wake County students had a third day off school school Thursday.

The storm didn’t bring as much snow as expected, but it did cause some problems in the area. Cary reported a total of 15 vehicle crashes during the storm.

The town has 2,200 tons of salt/sand mix, 850 tons of pure salt and about 58 pieces of “winter-weather fighting equipment,” according to Cary officials.

At Raleigh-Durham International Airport, officials measured 1.4 inches of snow Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the weekend is expected to bring a reprieve to frigid temperatures. While the area saw temperatures between zero and 10 degrees Thursday morning, Sunday’s forecast calls for a high of 64 – weather better suited for sandals than snow shoes.


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