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Cornelius News

Patches of ice here ‘n’ there, but most roads are OK

This was Jetton in front of Waterbean at 8:15 am

Dec. 11. At 8 am we did a circuit of Cornelius that started on Jetton, went west on Catawba to Westmoreland and across I-77 (it was jammed southbound) to Washam Potts, and on to Main Street to Cornelius Street (just south of the Davidson town line), We turned south on Washam to Catawba Springs to Brinkley to Beard and back on Catawba to the Diverging Diamond and to Jetton.

School bus on Jetton around 8 am

Schools in North Meck are closed, so traffic is light.

Where there was shade, there were snowy patches, and potentially black ice. Washam Potts was almost totally dry.

Jetton had the most patches of black ice, as well as snow packed down the middle of four-lane areas. It will melt, of course, with temperatures surging into the mid-thirties and reaching into the low 40s this afternoon.

Parking lots at shopping centers and banks are clear. Municipal garbage pick-up is under way.

If you have an appointment, you can get there, but be careful. There are drivers exceeding the speed limit—not safe at any time, but particularly unsafe when there are often patches of ice and snow.

Thing is, temps tonight will dip to 25 degrees tonight, according to the National Weather Service forecast for Cornelius. Tomorrow will be sunny with a high around 46, which means more melting is on its way. Look for another nice, but chilly, day Thursday with rain coming in Friday.