Icy Roads Blamed For I-74 Death Of 3-Year-Old Canada Girl

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Life is returning to normal after overnight snow and ice prompted traffic accidents and school closings across North Carolina's midsection and South Carolina's Upstate.

Monday's icy road conditions are blamed for one death coming amid a mild season. A 3-year-old girl died in a crash on Interstate 74 in Surry County near Mount Airy. The family of four from Canada was in a Chrysler van when the driver lost control on ice on a bridge and the van slid into a pole.

About 4 inches of snow fell in the mountains of Ashe and Watauga counties on Sunday, around an inch in Alamance County, and a dusting further south in Charlotte.

Dozens of school districts from the mountains to the Research Triangle closed or delayed opening until roads cleared Monday.


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  • by Laura on Feb 21, 2012 at 04:18 PM
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  • by Canadian on Feb 21, 2012 at 05:53 AM
    3-Year-Old Canadian Girl.
  • by ncyankee Location: enc on Feb 21, 2012 at 05:35 AM
    God bless this child and the family..this is so sad. When the weather gets bad, people need to pull over or slow down..God bless them all..
  • by On I 40 yesterday on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:36 PM
    My family was traveling on I 40. We finally pulled off at Statesville, got a room for overnight. We saw several crashes that convinced us to be safe instead of sorry. Wish that family would have pulled over also.
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