‘Something Out Of Like A Zombie Movie’: NC Troopers Respond To 2,000 Accidents

 Friday, February 14, 2014

 CBS Charlotte

The storm had been forecast well in advance. Still, within an hour of the first flakes falling, main arteries in the state’s urban centers turned into skating rinks snarled by motorists trying to get home. Traffic cameras in Charlotte and Raleigh showed traffic backed up for miles, recalling the mass paralysis that struck Atlanta two weeks ago. Commutes that should have taken minutes took hours. CBS News reports that North Carolina State Troopers responded to 2,000 accidents, including a car that burst into flames. “It was something out of like a zombie movie, all these abandoned cars on the side of the road,” Daniel Smith, who took shelter at a church after his car got stuck, told CBS News.