Eastern Carolina Cities Prepare For Possible Snow

Cities across Eastern Carolina are beginning to get ready for the possibility of more snow.

Kinston city employees are preparing for a winter storm, the third time in less than six weeks.

A January 7th storm missed the city, but two weeks ago Kinston wasn't so lucky and received two inches of ice.

Friday morning city workers began to prepare for the possibility of between two and four inches of snow. The city says crews are starting to pre-treat major roads and getting snow plows ready for the possible storm.

"City crews are preparing for Kinston to receive snow accumulations of 1"-3" tonight with up to an additional 1" on Saturday," says Ruth Tanner, Public Services Analyst for the city.

Jacksonville says it too is getting equipment readied. The city says it's working with the D.O.T. and sharing road responsibilities.

Communications Director Glenn Hargett says crews are standing by for any snow and is urging residents to stay home when weather conditions are threatening.

Hargett says Jacksonville Transit will operate as long as possible.

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  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 13, 2010 at 04:53 AM
    Dave: (aka "The Wet Blanket") poor guy...he always looks at the down side. Negative thinking almost never helps things. Nobody likes being around a "doubting Thomas". Please, won't somebody go give Dave a big hug or at least bring him a hot meal...he's obviously in need of some warming up. Maybe some hot chocolate? (don't forget the marshmallows)
  • by Dave Location: on a wall on Feb 12, 2010 at 11:07 AM
    GREAT more pot holes!
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Feb 12, 2010 at 11:07 AM
    I'm goin over and hang out with my new buddy Jethro!
  • by Buger Location: Grifton on Feb 12, 2010 at 11:04 AM
    LOL...That is so funny Jethro! The grocery stores and the gas companies are making good money this winter!
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Feb 12, 2010 at 09:48 AM
    Run to the grocery store! Buy all the milk and bread you can...we're going to be stuck inside for...hours! Snowmaggeddon is on the way!
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 12, 2010 at 09:47 AM
    I'm ready! Got my 5 gallons of milk, 6 dozen eggs, 4 loaves of bread, 8 gallons of purified water, refill for my gas grill, 10 gallons of kerosene, a cord of wood and some coal, batteries, candles, rock salt, filled the car with petrol, cash from ATM machine, snow shovels and snow blower, snow tires and chains, sleigh & horses, several Milton Bradley board games, underground heating elements for the front yard, mini-Zamboni machine for the backyard pond, 25 cases of beer, 2 cases of scotch...and two extra pairs of underwear.

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