Laura Smith, CBS 17

Laura Smith

CBS 17

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Recent:
  • CBS 17
Past:
  • WJHL
  • WNCT
  • WCBD

Recent articles by Laura:

Yes, it still floods. Amid heavy rain, Raleigh drivers encounter high water on I-440 near Glenwood Ave.

The area has been a problem for years and has caused crashes in the past. → Read More

NCDOT fixing markings at busy Rocky Mount intersection

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) – The state Department of Transportation plans to address markings at a busy intersection in Nash County after a concerned driver reached out to CBS 17 hoping to get answers. The intersection is Benvenue and Jeffrey roads. The driver concerned said the eastbound lane markings seem off for drivers. In an […] → Read More

CBS 17 help get rid of mattress laying by Cary road for weeks

Tracy Stivers reached out to traffic anchor Laura Smith after having no luck getting someone to pick up the mattress off Cary Towne Boulevard near the new Fenton Place. → Read More

CBS 17 helps fix Johnston County woman’s clogged culvert problem

The clogged ditches caused O’Malley’s property to flood after heavy rains. She said she reached out to the North Carolina Department of Transportation but never heard back. → Read More

Raleigh driver worried about leaning tree over Glenwood Avenue

According to NCDOT spokesperson Marty Homan, “this tree has been leaning for several years (15 or so). It is also outside of the right of way.” → Read More

New traffic light coming soon to busy, dangerous Clayton intersection

Deanne Jenkins wants to see a permanent green turn arrow at the traffic light on Buffalo Road at N.C. Highway 42 to help with traffic flow turning left onto the highway. → Read More

Driver counts 30 potholes on Henderson road, one broke car’s rim

“The road is already a narrow road so avoiding the potholes by driving around them put you at risk either way you drive on the other side or the shoulder. → Read More

ALERT DAY: Level 2 threat of severe storms in central NC Thursday

All of central North Carolina is under a level 2 threat of severe storms. → Read More

ALERT DAY: Severe storms possible Thursday; gusty winds expected

A cold front will bring gusty winds, widespread rain and scattered storms. → Read More

ALERT DAY: Strong cold front could produce severe storms in central NC Thursday

A line of organized storms Thursday afternoon and evening could produce damaging winds or an isolated tornado. → Read More

Warren County driver wants highway turn lane extended, NCDOT says road isn’t wide enough

A turn lane that ends is driving one Warren County driver crazy, so he reached out to CBS 17 hoping to get answers. → Read More

ALERT DAY: Elevated threat of strong to severe storms in central NC Wednesday

The Storm Prediction Center has all of central North Carolina under a level 2 out of 5 threat for scattered strong to severe storms. → Read More

ALERT DAY: Central NC at level 2 risk of severe weather Wednesday

The storm system is currently moving over the deep south. It produced tornadoes in parts of Texas on Monday. → Read More

Speed limit signs installed on Johnston County road after CBS 17 steps in

After CBS 17 stepped in, three new 45 mph signs were installed and some were relocated for better visibility. → Read More

Central NC under severe weather threat for Wednesday

Main hazards include damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes will all be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening. → Read More

Driving You Crazy: Driver concerned by sign dangling over turn lane at North Hills

A picture showed the sign hanging by just one screw. → Read More

ALERT DAY: Severe storms move through Saturday morning

There is also a small chance of light rain, or even snow flurries, north of the Triangle Saturday afternoon as some leftover moisture quickly moves through on the backside of the system. → Read More

NC carpool program aims to help commuters save on gas

Commuters simply register online or via the STRNC app, enter address, destination address, and schedule. Users will then get connected to someone in the area that seems to be the best match. → Read More

Driving You Crazy: Speeding in I-95 work zones; what’s the deal with the concrete barriers?

“I travel the section of I-95 between Dunn and Fayetteville every day…”I travel the section of I-95 between Dunn and Fayetteville every day. This is a big construction zone that h… → Read More

After Durham HOA fails to act, CBS 17 gets neighborhood lights replaced

“Two light streets have been out on my street for over a month. I contacted the HOA but got no response,” said Pat Loewy. → Read More