Emergency officials are warning area residents to avoid travel this weekend as snow continues to fall on Friday morning all across the region. Hwy 601 through Boonville was nearly covered in snow around 9:15 a.m. on Friday and though two snow plows came through, the roadway was quickly covered again with snow. There was minimal traffic on Hwy 601 Friday morning and though a little pavement was visible through the snowy slush, side streets are complete white with snow.
Emergency Services Director Keith Vestal said Thursday ahead of the storm that his main concern was the prediction of ice and wind which may come along with this winter storm.
“Snow doesn’t bother me too bad, but when we start getting ice or snow along with heavy winds we start to lose power,” Vestal said.
Staying at home and off the roads was Vestal’s recommendation as the winter storm continues to batter Yadkin County.
“Everybody just stay at home and stay off the roads unless it’s an emergency,” he said.
He also warned to stay away from downed power lines and report them to the power company should that become an issue.