The National Weather Service predicted that much of central NC would get 4 to 6 inches of snow, with 10 inches or more in some spots in Durham County and to the north and west, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
Triangle residents face the task of digging out from under nearly a foot of snow or more Thursday morning and navigating dangerous roads. Weather forecasters and police warned of miserable driving conditions.
Watch as 10 NC State students, each riding on one of 500 snow saucers donated to the City of Raleigh, zoom down a hill at Dorthea Dix Park in Raleigh, NC during a major winter storm Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
A slow-moving storm lumbered into North Carolina Wednesday, threatening 6 inches of snow in the Triangle as temperatures dropped to freezing. Gov. Roy Cooper described road conditions as “extremely hazardous” and urged workers statewide to go home before conditions worsen.
Up to 10 or more inches of snow are blanketing Durham, Orange, Chatham, Person and Granville counties, bringing traffic to a standstill. Below-freezing temperatures will make morning driving conditions even more treacherous Thursday.