The American Red Cross of the Western Carolinas opened an emergency shelter in McDowell County, to serve motorists experiencing difficulties with driving conditions on Interstate 40. The shelter location is the First Baptist Church of Old Fort, 203 S. Main Street, Marion, NC. Shelter will open at 10:00 tonight. A good indication of how widespread the winter storm is across the state is that all passenger train service in North Carolina and all connecting bus service to those passenger trains has been cancelled for today. No alternate transportation will be provided. Most North Carolina passenger train stations will be closed.