CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Transportation crews have been working around the clock keeping people safe as the winter storm makes its way across the country.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has 170,000 tons of salt and sand and more than 1.5 million half gallons of brine ready to go.
Crews in the High Country have been out treating ice and snow covered roads.
On Wednesday, several dozen of wrecks were reported in that area after roughly three inches of snow fell in Boone, but the area is expecting even more snow over the weekend.
Charlotte Department of Transportation crews are also monitoring the winter storm to gain insight on how it should respond.
Watauga County is warning people to drive carefully throughout the morning as patches of black ice have been spotted.
This winter storm will affect tens of millions of people as it moves from California and throughout the country.
At least 12 states will see snow and more than 20 will get rain that could potentially stall travel.