Snow Accumulation Map

December 27, 2010 by  

Snow Accumulation Map, Crawley said people can get more information by visiting the message board forums for U.S. Weather, which is a member. Meteorologist’s amateurs and professional’s alike meteologists go on this forum to discuss the weather and what could happen. It can be found at

Although many people aspire to a white Christmas this winter storm could bring more than they bargained for. It could also pose a big problem for those planning to travel this weekend so they could spend the holidays with relatives.

It will not be a holiday for the crews with the NC Department of Transportation. They will be there clearing the roads for other people are celebrating Christmas at home.

“Even if it’s Christmas, it will be as usual by the DOT,” said Doug McNeal district engineer.

DOT crews will start working again today to the brine solution of salt on the roads and installation of snow plow ahead of the winter storm. When the snow falls, there will be DOT workers cleared the main roads first, then taking care of roads seconadary.

“When we get snow and ice we work split shifts,” said McNeal. “Hopefully people will be able to stay home, enjoy Christmas and give us a chance to clear roads.”

State relief officials are urging people across North Carolina to prepare.

“We know that many people will travel for the holidays and we want everybody to be prepared and particular care,” said state Emergency Management Director Doug Hoell. “Now is the time to watch the weather forecast and update the kits of emergency supplies for your home and car.”

State agencies are monitoring the weather and are ready to respond to any hazardous conditions that may have an impact in North Carolina this holiday weekend. The NC Division of Emergency Management is coordinating with local emergency agencies across the state.

Motorists are urged to stay safe distance behind snowplows and salt spreaders to give workers a large place. The NC State Highway Patrol has already requested additional riders to help motorists during the weekend holiday.

Hoell gives winter safety tips:

Keep sources of alternative heating prepared. If you have a fireplace, store a good supply of dry wood. Keep fire extinguishers handy and make sure your family knows how to use them.
Inadequately ventilated kerosene heaters and keep any electric generators outside and away from any window or door open to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Also, do not burn charcoal inside. Carbon monoxide poisoning can result from the interior of charcoal fumes.
Keep fresh batteries on hand for use with flashlights and weather radios.
Always keep a supply of three to seven days of nonperishable food in your house.
Wear several layers of thin clothing instead of a single layer of thick clothing to keep warm. You will be warmer and the temperature changes, you can easily remove layers to remain comfortable.
If you must travel during a snowstorm, to store an emergency kit in your vehicle that includes: blankets, a battery-operated radio with extra batteries, a first aid kit, flashlight with extra batteries, booster cables and flares, a tire repair kit and pump, a roadmap, a bag of kitty litter (for tire traction), a tow rope, water in bottle and non-perishable high-energy foods like granola bars, clothing to keep dry, and a windshield scraper and brush.

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