Multiple wrecks were reported Tuesday as slippery driving conditions met morning commuters.
From Monday night to 6 a.m. Tuesday, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. Christopher Knox said troopers responded to at least 498 calls for service - 400 were collisions.
As the snow that fell Monday froze overnight, it created icy patches on roads, bridges, and overpasses.
Multiple crashes were reported in Wake County, mostly along I-40.
Some areas included Saunders Street, the bridge near 540 and Aviation Parkway, and Lake Wheeler Road.
Eastbound I40, just past Miami Blvd., three-car fender bender right in the middle of the interstate. Looks like no one is hurt. pic.twitter.com/pk3r7kIIDf— Gary Cooper (@GaryCooperWTVD) March 13, 2018
Despite the wrecks, NCDOT crews were on roadways salting Tuesday morning.
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What to keep in mind
- Some slick spots will remain on roadways as temperature warm up throughout the day
- Temperatures will continue to be chilly, which could cause potential issues Wednesday morning too
Unlike other winter storms, the NCDOT was unable to treat roads ahead of time to keep snow and ice from adhering to the asphalt.
Relentless rainfall prevented the DOT from brining any interstates, highways, or other main roads across the state.
"Brining is our best thing to prepare and you can't brine when it's raining because it just washes off," said Steve Abbott, NCDOT spokesperson.
Although the sun is out, drivers should take it slow.