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Cornelius News

Snow day: Roads covered in snow and ice

Dan Hart getting ready to open Husky Paint downtown

Jan. 17. This morning many roads around Cornelius are icy-dicey, but passable, with a hard-pack of snow and here and there on roads like Westmoreland, West Catawba, Hwy. 21 and Jetton. I-77 was mostly cleared with little traffic at 7 am.

Black ice abounds a day after this winter’s first major storm passed through.

UPDATE 10 am. Publix was open by 7; Harris Teeter/Old Jetton opening at 9. Food Lion is open, also Starbuck’s on West Catawba and Waterbean are OPEN. QuikTrip, Cashion’s and Circle K are open.

Public Works is back out plowing and salting today.

Good one: Rhonda Beck sent this photo and captioned it “Peace and Goodwill”

Banks are closed due to the Martin Luther King holiday.

Garbage collection is delayed by one day this week in Cornelius.


It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 38 so there will be some melting today but there’s another deep freeze tonight: 18 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Weekend outlook

Saturday’s high will be 35.

About 2 inches of snow and frozen rain/sleet fell yesterday.

NCDOT: Slow down, give space

—If it looks wet, think ice

—Use extra caution on bridges & overpasses

—Give road crews space to safely work


Knox Road at 9:45 am Jan. 17

Tropical: Wendy Braatz Hurkey sent us the picture of her backyard in Cornelius