GROVER, N.C. (WCNC) - People from Gaston to Cleveland Counties continue to assess damage and clean up Tuesday following a major weekend snowstorm.
Multiple Cleveland County ambulances sustained damage after a car port covering the units buckled from the weight of heavy snow and ice.
EMS director Joe Lord said the units were spare vehicles, which supplement the county's primary fleet.
"We're structurally going to have to rethink some of the ideas that went into putting these up," Lord said.
In Gaston County, firefighters, police and medics responded to several early morning car crashes, particularly along New Hope Road just south of Dallas, as well as Hudson Boulevard in Gastonia.
One car slid off Hudson Boulevard and drove over an embankment near the Gastonia greenway.
Cody Stillwell of Tommy's Wrecker said the past two days have been busy as many drivers try to get out of their homes.
"They just get stuck," Stillwell said. "They can't get up the hills, and they end up sliding their car off in a ditch."
He added many drivers are breaking the law by failing to move over for tow trucks with flashing amber lights.
Tow trucks are included in the state's "move over" law for emergency vehicles.
"[Wrecker drivers] have families they want to go home to," Stillwell said. "It's common courtesy and safety. It's to keep us safe is the reason why the law was put into place."