Many side roads, like this one in Charlotte's University area, are still covered in snow after Wednesday's storm blanketed much of North Carolina.
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

State police have responded to more than 2,300 crashes statewide in the past two days, after a winter storm dumped snow across most of the state. In a press conference Thursday morning, Governor Roy Cooper urged drivers to stay off the roads.

Snow Causes Flight Delays; Icy Roads Possible Monday

Mar 12, 2017

The Charlotte Observer

The first measurable March snowfall in eight years left about 2 inches of snow in the Charlotte area before tapering off around 10:30 a.m.

Winter Storm Brings Less Snow Than Expected For Charlotte

Jan 7, 2017
John D. Simmons / Charlotte Observer

A winter storm with a split personality dumped several inches of snow across parts of North Carolina overnight but left snow-lovers disappointed in much of the Charlotte area.

Cold air that is surging into the Carolinas on Saturday morning arrived too late for the precipitation to fall as snow in many locations near and south of the Interstate 85 corridor, where the ground remains mostly bare.

Crews are treating roads with salt brine and attaching snowplows to trucks ahead of what could be the region's first snowstorm of 2017. As of Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts between four to six inches of snow could fall between Friday night and Saturday morning, though that could change.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are searching for two men they say are responsible for fatally shooting a teenager as he sat in the backseat of a car with family members Monday night.

Police say 14-year-old Anthony Frazier died at Carolinas Medical Center on Tuesday. He was the son of Kannapolis police officer, Daniel Frazier.

Winter Storm Updates

Jan 22, 2016
Duncan McFadyen

Overnight Snow Could Dump Up To 10 Inches

Feb 25, 2015
Todd Sumlin / Charlotte Observer

Forecasters with the National Weather Service are now calling for 8 to 10 inches of snow in the Charlotte area, and 10 to 14 inches from Monroe eastward.

The wintry blast that forecasters say will again dump snow on the Charlotte area is expected to start as light rain Wednesday at about 5 p.m., meteorologist Neil Dixon said.

Vice President Joe Biden will be traveling to the Carolinas this coming week, talking about the importance of investing in infrastructure.  Details of the trip aren’t public yet, but Biden's office said he will visit Columbia and Charleston, as well as Charlotte on Wednesday and Thursday.  Transportation Secretary and former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will join Biden in the tour.

WFAE News staff was busy covering the week's snow and ice storm, so naturally it's a topic of discussion for Greg, Lisa and Brad - er, Ben (listen to the podcast and you'll understand). The trio also discusses the federal investigation of North Carolina's Department of Natural Resources over its reaction to Duke Energy's coal ash spill on the Dan River.

Lisa Miller

If you want to see how snow can pretty much shut down a city, go to the Hawthorne Lane overpass at Independence. A couple of snowplows were making their way down the outbound side late Wednesday afternoon. That stretch of road was closed.