Winter Storm Causes Drivers to Abandon Cars on Highways, Postpones Duke-UNC Game

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2014

via @mthompsonNR

College basketball fans along Tobacco Road can't be too happy with Mother Nature right now.

Leading up to the first Duke-North Carolina game of the season, a winter storm has hit the state. Between the ice and the snow, drivers are having a hard time getting from place to place.

Update: Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 5:45 p.m. ET

InsideCarolina reported that the game has indeed been postponed due to inclement weather, but no makeup date has been announced:

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Check out the scene on the highway near Chapel Hill, via the Greensboro News & Record's Mark Thompson:

The Chapel Hill Police Department shared another picture of the roads:


Although earlier reports suggested that the game would still be played no matter what the conditions, CBS Sports' Gary Parrish recently reported that the latest installment of college basketball's greatest rivalry could be in jeopardy:

ABC 11's Mark Armstrong reported that the game is off, pending ACC approval:

It's easy to see why the game may not happen on Wednesday after seeing the mess on the highway.

Earlier in the day, The Charlotte Observer's David Perlmutt reported that the Tar Heels are considering their options in order to make sure the Dean Dome is filled. They were reportedly considering the idea of letting anyone who showed up to the arena in to watch the game. North Carolina has done that before in the past.

This game has a lot of implications for both teams, but safety comes first.

[Mark Thompson, h/t Kendall Marshall's Twitter]