Salisbury and Rowan County wake up to several inches of snow

Salisbury and Rowan County wake up to several inches of snow

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - The forecast held true and Salisbury and Rowan County are covered in a blanket of white on Thursday morning.

Between 4 and 6 inches of snow fell from around 7:30 pm Wednesday night through the early morning hours.  WBTV meteorologist Al Conklin said on Thursday that Rowan County will probably end up with around 5 inches once totals are completed.

Roads crews from the City of Salisbury and NCDOT have worked through the night to scrape roads, and most main roads appear to be passable, even if they look treacherous.

“Not as bad as I thought it would be, but the fact that I've seen some sleet and a little freezing rain into this kind of concerns me," Leigh Ann Garrett told WBTV.

Garrett was just beginning her route delivering The Salisbury Post and was apprehensive about the trip.

"I have to go all the way to Concord," Garrett said.  "It usually takes me 3 and half hours, it's probably going to take me 4 or 5."

A man who had just gotten off work and was driving through downtown Salisbury said he was surprised to see so much snow on the road.

"The roads, they seem to be, they scraped them off pretty good, doing alright by that.  People need to stay off of them if they don't really need to be out," the man told WBTV.

There were some accidents reported, including one of a car that ran off the road and down an embankment off Highway 801 in western Rowan County.

Duke Power was also reported several dozen power outages across the county, but not the widespread type of outages that are usually associated with ice storms.

Schools are closed and many businesses may operate on a different schedule, at least through the morning.