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North Carolina Socked By Snow

Jan 29, 2014|

WPTF Reporter Josh Zach

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If the named Josh sic sounds familiar it should he's John's son born and raised here in Western New York. Josh is a reporter at WB TF radio in Charlotte, North Carolina Josh good morning. It probably actually a rally cancer and up and I had Charlotte I guess Allen had me thinking Charlotte anyway we're hearing nightmare stories after this rare blast of snow sleet and -- What's the story there how much now. Well first of all we're still North Carolina and it's not a nightmare we encourage everybody from the buffalo area and New York State to come on down it's it's beautiful sunny -- it's eighteen degrees here. You know -- go to the beach to the area. No and in fact I'm glad you brought that up I just got off the phone with the gentleman named Sam walker who writes for the outer banks voice dot com. I had a really interesting talk with him about the storm that they receive because they started getting bad water before we did over on coast a lot part of the state. They -- about. Two to four inches of sleet and freezing rain yesterday afternoon which is now underneath another one to four inches of snow depending on where they are. So they've gotten extreme ice pack and launch underneath. Pottery -- themselves. That is probably in my opinion the worst conditions I've heard about all morning since I've been that the stations and about Korean. -- now what's your forecast is does it get better is a silliness for awhile. The forecast is that we -- gonna be remain below freezing through tomorrow the governor has issued a state of emergency for the stated that yesterday in order to mobilize necessary resources sent to put the National Guard on standby. The reason they're doing that is because. Wake county where we are only has about fifty trucks that -- but. Spreads salt -- and try to -- snow removal. It's kind of funny to look at the -- here right now you know what it looks like at midnight on Christmas Eve and Christmas -- go to midnight mass here oh no one's out that's what looks like right now. Of people have been running -- the stores to buy milk bread eggs and things like that schools close. Schools are closed yesterday. Schools were operating unto our delays some of them were dismissing early and in some schools opted not to have classes at all. Now the Raleigh area in the wake county public schools. They probably could have gone to school because we didn't get a single wait until the sun went down between you know 53630. Yesterday. And even then we can start accumulating any real snow until after 8 o'clock. You know you got to confirm -- John said that the staff at the radio station was. Put up at a hotel last night. That's correct -- sent a text message and I had to pick one of those guys up this morning it's funny story but we have a Holiday Inn express. Over break down the street near the corner we've kind of like a business -- I like where you guys are and -- morning crews stayed over there and one of our program directors very he's here now and I picked up our morning anchor this morning. And I tried my blazer four wheel drive the one and hadn't -- way back -- And. He was careful. The driver and I'm driving like it's nothing because to me it is nothing and the real cars -- -- Rosa wasn't too worried about any anything like that but. He was white -- and that he was leaving the lobby. There is about to police hang around. But ten or twelve months Raleigh PD cruisers sitting there and he said Ali and I got to ride -- not driving they -- a -- guy that's picking up to know how to drivers now. And then and again I think handle. There's there's there's they got circuit Baird Riley -- like. I ended up giving a lot. The tutorial on how to do it don't I think we got to the parking lot here work. -- -- but hey that's great well I know we're kind of chuckling but. I am and a lot of places in the deep south it's it's a really tough situation Josh we appreciate hearing that story from you. One more thing -- telling about -- Walker of the outer banks he told me that people that are out there were more terrified of receiving this a little bit of snow. And of the hurricane. And that surprised. Because I what you can reverse I can rather deal with snowstorm that hurt and when -- amounts to -- group -- former house. And I absolutely ambler where was he on one. Hey -- take care OK and thanks for checking and. Well they'll try to keep everybody grounded. It just -- At WB TF radio in Raleigh, North Carolina.