RALEIGH, NC (WSPA) – A State of Emergency has been declared for all 100 counties in North Carolina by the governor after a winter storm hit the area.
Governor Roy Cooper issued the declaration to help utility workers restore power to parts of central and western North Carolina after the snow and ice.
“Though the worst of the storm is over, conditions are still hazardous in areas that saw snow and ice,” said Governor Cooper.
“If you are without power, please be careful if you are using alternative heat sources. Slow down if you’re driving in areas where roads may be slick, and watch out for patchy black ice tomorrow morning, especially north and west of I-85.”
As of 6:30pm, There are 9,611 customers without power in Henderson County along with almost 1,500 in Transylvania County, according to Duke Energy.
North Carolina Department of Transportation has nearly 1,000 workers clearing ice and snow in the state using more than 600 trucks and graders and over 400 contractor trucks.