City of Rocky Mount employees plow South Franklin Street in downtown Rocky Mount on Wednesday morning.

Telegram photo / Alan Campbell

City of Rocky Mount employees plow South Franklin Street in downtown Rocky Mount on Wednesday morning.

Snow poses few problems, city officials say

By Tyler Kes
Staff Writer

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The snow still might be on the ground, but luckily it will not be staying for long.

After more than two inches of snow hit Edgecombe and Nash counties Tuesday, causing many schools to cancel, the weather will begin to warm up starting Thursday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Darin Figurskey said.

The skies will be partly sunny Thursday with a high in the 30s, rising into the 40s over the weekend before hitting 50 Monday, Figurskey said.

These conditions, along with the brine laid out Tuesday night, should melt most of the snow and ice Wednesday, said Jennifer Garifo, N.C. Department of Transportation spokeswoman.

The snow did not cause any major accidents or medical emergencies, said Nash County EMS Director George Winstead, and did not impact the city’s power, Director of Utilities Rich Worsinger said.

“Not as we have known,” Winstead said. “I had not heard of anything major because of the snow.”

The city stated in a press release the Tar River Transit Bus Service is canceled due to road conditions, and that city officials would be checking the conditions throughout the day before determining Thursday’s bus schedule.

The city also postponed Wednesday’s collection of solid waste until Saturday, and will tentatively resume waste collection Thursday, Public Affairs Manager Tameka Kenan-Norman said.