I-26 closed in both directions in Polk County


    Snow that started falling Saturday afternoon has covered roads in Western North Carolina, making travel dangerous. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

    Snow that started falling Saturday afternoon has covered roads in Western North Carolina, making travel dangerous.

    Interstate 26 was closed in both directions at the Saluda grade in Polk County because multiple tractor trailers became stuck in the roadway early Sunday. The North Carolina Highway Patrol and North Carolina Department of Transportation are working to get the interstate reopened.

    The NCDOT website said interstates in Buncombe and Haywood counties are partially covered with snow and ice. Interstates in Henderson are covered, according to the website. Interstates in Madison, McDowell and Polk counties are clear but might have a few icy spots.

    U.S. and N.C. routes in Buncombe, Henderson and Yancey counties are snow-covered. U.S. and N.C. routes in Haywood and Mitchell are partially covered with snow and ice, while those in Madison, McDowell and Polk are mostly clear.

    Secondary roads in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Yancey counties are covered in snow and ice, the website said.

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