The first major snow in several years created beautiful winter scenes throughout Yadkin County. Luckily the storm, while leaving many roads slick, did not cause major problems or widespread power outages.
Yadkin EMS Director Keith Vestal said the timing of the weekend storm seemed to keep most travelers off the slick roads on Sunday.
“We made it out pretty good,” Vestal said. “Most everybody stayed put, a lot of the businesses closed so there was no need to go out. We had a few calls but nothing major as far as motor vehicle accidents. The power outages that were reported yesterday were fixed fairly fast and we didn’t get the big ice accumulation that could cause mass power outages so we were fortunate there.”
EMS Director Eric Southern in neighboring Surry County also said that while there have been no serious injuries reported due to vehicle crashes from the storm, many roads remained hazardous throughout the day on Monday and into the first of the week.
“Road conditions are very hazardous everywhere due to ice but the secondary roads remain the worst due to snow and ice,” he said on Monday. “Thankfully no serious injuries, all vehicle crashes have been property damage only. DOT, HP, and National Guard assets have been working hard to keep the roadways open. County fire departments have been responding to trees down due to ice and wind since yesterday. Due to the temperatures and wind today [Monday], roads are going to remain hazardous into Tuesday.
Area school systems remained closed on Tuesday due to continued hazardous road conditions.
Additional winter weather is forecast for later in the week.