Snow blankets Stokes

By Amanda Dodson - adodson@thestokesnews.com
A pair of horses in Walnut Cove take a walk through Friday afternoon’s blast of snow. - Charles Leftwich | For The Stokes News
The majority of accidents occurred in the northern part of the county on Friday afternoon, but when the roads were clear, Danbury was a beautiful, scenic site. - Courtesy photos
Emma and Eli Mabe jump for joy in the snow. - Courtesy photos
The Bullins family in Lawsonville built an enormous snowman. - - Courtesy photos
Snow falls on the nativity at First Baptist Church in King. - - Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News
Snow mounts on a tractor for sale in Walnut Cove. - - Charles Leftwich | For The Stokes News
The new community playground in King surrounded by snow filled trees. - - Courtesy photos
- - Michael Mullins | For The Stokes News
A bird perched on a fence post during Friday’s winter weather. - - Michael Mullins | For The Stokes News
Hanging Rock State Park blanketed in snow and ice this past weekend. - - Charles Leftwich | For The Stokes News

An unexpected snowstorm slipped into Stokes County on Friday morning and continued throughout the day and into Saturday causing icy roads and treacherous conditions.

Brian Booe, emergency services director for Stokes County, said 52 wrecks occurred on Friday before 5 p.m. and an additional 30 to 40 calls were transferred to the N.C. State Highway Patrol for property damage.

Booe said only minor injuries were reported during the majority of the accidents. He encouraged citizens to stay off the roads and use caution while traveling due to first responders, the Highway Patrol and wrecker companies.

According to Duke Energy, 30 outage events affected nearly 240 customers.

On Monday morning, Stokes County Schools ran on a two-hour delay. On Tuesday evening, flurries in the northern part of the county caused a two-hour delay on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to rise on Thursday and Friday, and hit 50 degrees on Saturday.

Amanda Dodson may be reached at 336-813-2426.

A pair of horses in Walnut Cove take a walk through Friday afternoon’s blast of snow.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_LeftHorses.jpgA pair of horses in Walnut Cove take a walk through Friday afternoon’s blast of snow. Charles Leftwich | For The Stokes News

The majority of accidents occurred in the northern part of the county on Friday afternoon, but when the roads were clear, Danbury was a beautiful, scenic site.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_25317128_10103464156784081_290740081_o.jpgThe majority of accidents occurred in the northern part of the county on Friday afternoon, but when the roads were clear, Danbury was a beautiful, scenic site. Courtesy photos

Emma and Eli Mabe jump for joy in the snow.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_AngelaMabe.jpgEmma and Eli Mabe jump for joy in the snow. Courtesy photos

The Bullins family in Lawsonville built an enormous snowman.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_Bullins.jpgThe Bullins family in Lawsonville built an enormous snowman. Courtesy photos

Snow falls on the nativity at First Baptist Church in King.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_DSC_0037.jpgSnow falls on the nativity at First Baptist Church in King. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Snow mounts on a tractor for sale in Walnut Cove.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_LeftTractor.jpgSnow mounts on a tractor for sale in Walnut Cove. Charles Leftwich | For The Stokes News

The new community playground in King surrounded by snow filled trees.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_MaryKaySimmons.jpgThe new community playground in King surrounded by snow filled trees. Courtesy photos

https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_MM.jpgMichael Mullins | For The Stokes News

A bird perched on a fence post during Friday’s winter weather.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_MMBird.jpgA bird perched on a fence post during Friday’s winter weather. Michael Mullins | For The Stokes News

Hanging Rock State Park blanketed in snow and ice this past weekend.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_SnowCharlesHR.jpgHanging Rock State Park blanketed in snow and ice this past weekend. Charles Leftwich | For The Stokes News

By Amanda Dodson

adodson@thestokesnews.com