Eastern Carolinians, ECU Students Get Ready For Possible Snow

For the second time in two weeks, people across eastern Carolina are preparing for the possibility of snow.

Road crews say they feel a little more prepared because we just had snow a couple of weeks ago.

Jeff Cabaniss with the DOT in Pitt County says, "Probably a third of our employees had never really worked in a snow storm before. So the last storm we had we were able to do a lot of training and that helps."

The last time area roads were covered in snow and ice the North Carolina Highway Patrol reported over 300 accidents within three days. The Department of Transportation says it's doing everything it can to keep the roads safe.

Despite the hazardous road conditions--some drivers say the snow is rare enough to enjoy. Barry Knowles says, "Yeah, I mean I'm excited about it ya know. I know it causes some road delays and that stuff but I'm really excited about it."

Sometimes excitement over the snow can turn into chaos. Students at ECU hope fellow classmates freeze any future snowball fights that made national headlines a few weeks ago.

Deidre Nixon says, "Knowing ECU, the kids will probably try to do it again. Maybe it's not going to be as big as it was first, but I hope it doesn't get the way it was last time." Jasmine MacDonald says, "I feel like no one is gonna get arrested. It'll probably get rowdy because we go to ECU, but I don't think anyone is going to get arrested."

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2009 at 06:34 AM
    lets see... -virginia tech student kills 20 in a mass shooting -virginia tech student is murdered and decapitated -unc-ch student body president is murdered -unc-ch students damage the tunnel at ncstate honoring the basketball coach with cancer rules painted on it -duke grad student is murdered as he answers his door -duke students involved with the rape scandal -ncstate has a shooting and a death at a pregame football tailgate -do i need to continue........... oh yes that's right...ecu students and alumni are just out of control people. we get arrested for rushing a football field after a big victory and get arrested for having a snow ball fight. YES i will gladly take our ecu rowdy and out of control students any day. How dare these uneducated humans from ecu have a snow ball fight or rush a field or court after a game, such awful displays of manners and judgement.
  • by Annette Location: Greenville on Feb 4, 2009 at 01:51 AM
    I'm so sick of snow!
  • by good times on Feb 3, 2009 at 10:19 PM
    sounds like some one's just mad they dont have a good time \/\/\/\/ or just wishes "need to get for real. Matter of fact you two would make a good couple" GOOD ONE HAHA SIKE LAME
  • by Both of you on Feb 3, 2009 at 08:09 PM
    need to get for real. Matter of fact you two would make a good couple.
  • by I PAID FOR MY OWN EDUCATION SO I FOCUSED ON MY ACADEMICS! Location: Anywhere away from East Carolina University on Feb 3, 2009 at 07:48 PM
    I am graduating in May with my B.S. in Elementary Education. Funny thing is: I NEVER PARTIED THROUGHOUT MY COLLEGE CAREER. Some of us out here are actually focused on our academics. Oh, and one more thing, Greenville is no where near as rowdy as it was a decade ago.
  • by WOW on Feb 3, 2009 at 07:26 PM
    It is sad that ECU is known for rowdiness and partying instead of academics.

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