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Snowy Roads

NCDOT plows did a good job clearing major roads Haywood County. But icy spots remain and secondary roads still have a lot of snow on them.

School leaders were up well before dawn monitoring the snowfall and the road conditions. They decided many busses wouldn't be able to operate safely, especially on steep, icy grades. So they called a snow day for the first time this school year.

"We have the 10% rule and that means if 10% of our busses could not run or if we have close a whole school, then we will not have school that day," said Superintendent Dr. Anne Garrett.

With kids out of school, many hit the hills with their sleds, finding ways to stay warm in the cold.

"We have our pajamas underneath our jeans. We have a long sleeve shirt and a jacket, our hoodie on and our beanie," said Adam Flach, visiting with his family from Florida.

Cold temperatures mean taking care of your car too. Topping your car off with fluids is at the top of the list according to Chris Allen at Singletons Tire & Service.

"Definitely a big main thing is the coolant itself. I mean if it's not up to par, there I've seen like I say, freeze plugs actually being pushed out, blocks being cracked, plastic radiators actually breaking," said Allen.

The NCDOT says it will have six trucks out in Haywood County, looking for trouble spots on the roads Friday night.

By Rex Hodge

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