The Carolina Hurricanes announced that their 7 p.m. game Friday against the New York Rangers at PNC Arena will be played, as scheduled.
The Canes said both teams and the NHL officials who will work the game are in Raleigh. The Canes played Thursday in Toronto, beating the Maple Leafs 1-0 in overtime, and returned to Raleigh.
Crews were clearing the PNC Arena parking lots and walkways Friday morning.
The Hurricanes said because North Carolina is currently under a State of Emergency due to Winter Storm Jonas, fans not able to attend the game can exchange their tickets for comparable seats to one of six games: Sunday, Jan. 24 vs. Calgary; Tuesday, Feb. 16 vs. Winnipeg; Sunday, Feb. 21 vs. Tampa Bay; Tuesday, March 8 vs. Ottawa; Sunday, March 27 vs. New Jersey; Thursday, March 31 vs. New York Rangers
The Hurricanes said ticket exchanges must take place at the PNC Arena box office.
The Duke-N.C. State basketball game is also still on schedule to be played at 2 p.m. Saturday at the PNC Arena.
N.C. State is working the ACC to monitor the situation. As long as both teams and game officials can arrive safely, the game will be played as scheduled.
Staff writer Joe Giglio contributed