Calm Before The Storm
A day of flurries and falling temperatures allow business owners and highway crews to prepare for a big snow. That calm before the storm allowed a man with an outdoor business to protect next year's profits from severe weather.
Alfred Owen owns the Morgan Mill Trout Farm. People visit the farm to enjoy catching some rainbow trout in a pond, once they reach maturity in these concrete runs. He must feed them several times a day to keep them healthy in cold weather. He must make sure his well pump stays on to provide warm water for the baby fish, called "fry", or "fingerlings." If he loses power, the future of the business could go down the drain. He finished his chores in advance of the storm. He'll also stay on the farm to keep an eye on that well pump and to make sure the fish are fed regularly.
NCDOT crews also hit the road to pre-treat major highways with salt and sand to keep the snow from sticking to the pavement. They also had a number of side roads with icy stretches to clear up from the snow that fell Monday. They say anything that falls Wednesday should be easier to manage than the light snow that fell in temperatures near zero last month. They expect the snow in the forecast to be wet and heavy and easier to scrape off the roads.
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