While N.C. Department of Transportation crews continue clearing snow and ice in western North Carolina, about 10 percent of the region’s resources, including personnel and equipment, are traveling to the eastern part of the state where more than a foot of snow is expected to accumulate.
Substantial forces will remain in each western North Carolina division, where some counties have been working on snow and ice removal since this weekend. Today’s snowfall throughout the western region necessitated continued de-icing operations, but each division has adequate resources remaining to continue treating roads.
Some divisions have chosen to supplement existing de-icing crews with contractors used routinely during winter snow and ice removal.
Here’s how each of the divisions contributed to de-icing efforts in eastern North Carolina:
Division 11 (which includes Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties)
-Sent 10 trucks with 24 employees to Division 4 (which includes Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties)
-Retained 130 trucks and 200 employees in the division
Division 12 (which includes Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties)
-Sent 12 trucks and 14 employees to Division 1, which includes Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties
-Retained 100 trucks and more than 210 employees in the division
Division 13 (which includes Buncombe, Burke, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Rutherford and Yancey counties)
-Sent six trucks and 14 employees to Division 2, which includes Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico and Pitt counties
-Retained 145 trucks and 248 employees
Division 14 (which includes Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk, Swain and Transylvania counties)
-Sent eight trucks with 16 employees to Division 2, which includes Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico and Pitt counties
-Retained 82 trucks and 246 employees in the division