Snow Report from Ballantyne Area

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Snow and sleet started falling around 6pm Tuesday in the south Charlotte / Ballantyne area. In one shopping center parking lot, we caught up with Waxhaw resident Dominique Butler, who was scraping snow off her car. It’s not often that snow accumulations amount to anything substantial in this part of the Carolinas. WCCB News @ Ten anchor Morgan Fogarty asked Butler, “When’s the last time you swept snow off your car?” Butler paused before answering, “I don’t know. I really do not know.”

Butler didn’t listen to WCCB Chief Meteorologist Reg Taylor, or she’d have known that when she left work after an eight-hour shift Tuesday, her car would be covered. Fogarty asked her, “Are you worried about driving home?” She replied, “Yeah, because I don’t like driving in this type of weather, so yeah I’m worried about it.”

Our south Charlotte storm crew saw several salt trucks out along 521 between Ballantyne and the state line around 7pm. Driver Tommy George told us he was confident despite the conditions. He says, “If you’re careful, it’s not bad at all. We didn’t see any problems. Front wheel drive certainly helps but it’s not bad. Not yet.”

A Ballantyne resident for many years, George is enjoying the weather for now. He says, “We were expecting it, (and we’re) enjoying it, why not? We never get it!” But come Wednesday morning, he knows it’ll be a different story. He says, “It’s 23 degrees, so I’m sure it’ll be bad in the morning. Worse than it is right now.”