Rowan County dusted with snow

  • Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 8:31 p.m.
    UPDATED: Saturday, February 16, 2013 8:32 p.m.
Snow fell in Rockwell on Saturday afternoon. Photo submitted by Jeffery Grubb.
Snow fell in Rockwell on Saturday afternoon. Photo submitted by Jeffery Grubb.

SALISBURY — Snow showers today left many areas of Rowan County dusted in white.

The snow began in the morning as flurries, then started up again as a quick burst of heavy snowfall in the late afternoon.

More scattered showers are likely this evening, according to the National Weather Service, but little accumulation is expected.

The N.C. Department of Transportation says crews will be monitoring road conditions, and they will treat trouble spots with a sand and salt mixture as needed.

The transportation department offered the following tips for driving on potentially icy roads:

• Slow down.

• Bridges and overpasses freeze first.

• Put down the cell phone and focus on the road

• Use only gentle pressure on both the accelerator and the brakes to avoid skidding.

• Give other motorists plenty of room in case you or other drivers begin to slide.

Sunday will bring the return of sunny weather and a high of around 40 degrees. Monday is expected to warm up even more, the National Weather Service says, with temperatures reaching above 50 degrees.

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