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Governor declares State of Emergency in North Carolina

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 13:29:49-05

Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina due to a winter storm expected to impact the state through the weekend.

The Governor made the announcement at a news conference Thursday.

On Wednesday, North Carolina Department of Transportation crews began brining operations on interstates and major highways, ramps and bridges, according to the Department of Public Safety.

“Our goal is with this winter storm is to be over prepared and underwhelmed,” Governor McCrory said.

The North Carolina National Guard will have 11 teams throughout the state, primarily in the western region.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has also declared a State of Emergency.

The action authorizes state agencies to assist local governments in responding to the storm. Agencies will now be able to position resources throughout the state as needed in order for quick response.