Weather

Snow in the forecast for the third week

Snow in the forecast for the third week

RALEIGH — Residents and officials across North Carolina are bracing for a powerful winter storm expected to produce snow and high winds Friday and Saturday. Heavy snow and strong winds were predicted to begin in parts of N.C. on Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service. The system will then intensify as a nor’easter and bring snowy conditions up the East Coast to New England, where forecasters warned of localized snowfall totals of up to 20 inches and wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph. On Friday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the southern…
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Utilities brace for potential snow and ice this weekend

Utilities brace for potential snow and ice this weekend

ASHEBORO – As locals make sure their cupboards are stocked and snow gear is located, energy providers are making sure they have enough spare power poles, transformers and wires as snow and ice are in the weekend forecast. Randolph Electric Membership Corporation has activated its Storm Response Plan and is currently monitoring winter weather advisories issued for its service area in Randolph, Moore, Montgomery, Chatham, and Alamance Counties.  Recent models from the National Weather Service predict significant snow and ice accumulation this weekend. “We are preparing for a multi-day outage event,” said Randolph EMC CEO Dale Lambert. “We want our…
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County and city schools delayed 3 hours

County and city schools delayed 3 hours

ASHEBORO — After strong winds, snow and power outages caused school cancellations across Randolph County on Monday, the first school of of the new year, the second school day of 2022 will also start with a delay. Randolph County Schools and Asheboro City Schools will both operate on a three-hour delay Tuesday. In a statement announcing the delay, the county school system said the delay was "due to concerns about road conditions in the early morning hours." The city schools said their delay was "out of an abundance of caution." Randolph Community College, which also closed Monday, will delay the…
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Randolph County schools closed due to weather

Randolph County schools closed due to weather

ASHEBORO — As intense weather swept through Randolph County, the Randolph County School System initially delayed the start of school on Monday by two hours. After assessing power outages, fallen trees and high winds, the system decided to cancel classes Monday which were scheduled to restart after the holiday break. In a statement, the system said: “Due to strong winds, power outages, and downed trees throughout the county, all schools in the Randolph County School System will be closed today.” Asheboro City Schools remained on a regular schedule Monday. Randolph Electric and Duke Energy reported thousands were without power across…
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