Yadkin County socked in with winter storm


By Kitsey Burns Harrison - kburns@yadkinripple.com



Hwy 601 through Boonville is nearly covered in snow on Friday morning as wintry precipitation continues to fall.


The roadways are nearly deserted as snow and sleet continues to fall Friday morning, but the US Mail is still on the route.


A bit of pavement is visible on Hwy 601, but side streets are completely white with snow on Friday morning in Boonville.


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.

Hwy 601 through Boonville is nearly covered in snow on Friday morning as wintry precipitation continues to fall.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_snow_1.jpgHwy 601 through Boonville is nearly covered in snow on Friday morning as wintry precipitation continues to fall.

The roadways are nearly deserted as snow and sleet continues to fall Friday morning, but the US Mail is still on the route.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_snow_2.jpgThe roadways are nearly deserted as snow and sleet continues to fall Friday morning, but the US Mail is still on the route.

A bit of pavement is visible on Hwy 601, but side streets are completely white with snow on Friday morning in Boonville.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_snow_3.jpgA bit of pavement is visible on Hwy 601, but side streets are completely white with snow on Friday morning in Boonville.

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

kburns@yadkinripple.com

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