SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - Crews with the North Carolina Department of Transportation have worked throughout Wednesday to improve travel conditions on county roads in southeastern North Carolina. Here's the latest update from DOT officials.
Downed trees and broken limbs can not only affect roadways, but also power lines. Many residents around southeastern North Carolina experienced outages at some point because of Tuesday's winter weather.
"We regularly trim trees year round to be ready for this exact type of situation," Duke Energy Jeff Brooks added.
"The reason we trim trees is to maintain the liability of our lines."