Forecasters say a serious ice storm is headed our way.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Moneypenny says conditions could be similar to those of a 2002 ice storm that caused long power-outages across the state.
Ice increases the risk of branches snapping power lines, and of motorists sliding off the road into utility poles.
Moneypenney says parts of the Piedmont could receive up to five inches of snow. It will fall on ground that's already frozen, and the air isn't likely to warm up until the weekend.