Person County blanketed by snow

ROXBORO, NC (WTVD) -- Person County received four inches of snow on the ground in some spots.

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First responders said they went out to more than 40 crashes and disabled vehicles in the county on Monday alone.

"Well I was just trying to make tracks so that I could get out in the morning for work," said Kim McCowan, a nurse, who got stuck in her Roxboro driveway. "It's just ice and I can't go anywhere. I'm also originally from Buffalo so I know what to do and I could only go up halfway, and I was starting to slide off the driveway. I probably went up and down four or five times. I drove to college through the snow with it up to my bumper. It's different here."

It was a different but not unusual day in Person County where plows treated roads while neighbors shoveled and, for the most part, stayed home.

"It is absolutely a tremendous help," said David Hess, chief of police in Roxboro. "Mother Nature does her job, and we're able to do ours - mainly the public does theirs by heeding our advice, and I'm thankful for that."

Person County Schools are closed Tuesday.
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