Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: An isolated shower or thunderstorm remains possible in the hot and humid air this Saturday, the 4th. Same for Sunday...although NOT a wash-out either day!
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 25, 2013)--Freezing rain and sleet closed schools and offices and caused hundreds of wrecks Friday across North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.
The icy weather snarled traffic across much of western and central North Carolina where the Department of Transportation reported traffic moving at speeds of less than 30 miles per hour on much of Interstate 40 from Winston-Salem to Raleigh and Interstate 85 from Charlotte to Durham.
Charlotte Police responded to dozens of calls of cars overturned as the heaviest freezing rain moved through.
The storm has caused no deaths, and only scattered power outages have been reported.
Tennessee declared a state of emergency as a precaution and the eastern part of the state is seeing significant icing.
An ice storm warning was issued from the Smoky Mountains, northward through Knoxville, Cumberland Gap and well into Kentucky.