Weather Alert–Edgecombe & Surrounding Areas

Special Weather Statement issued January 08 at 10:10PM EST by NWS Raleigh
…Patchy black ice possible through early Tuesday morning across central NC… Monday was the first day in over a week in which the thermometer rose above freezing. This warmth helped to melt the snow pack across sections of the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain. This melted snow on area roadways will refreeze overnight into pockets of black ice as temperatures cool to near or slightly below freezing. Additionally, areas of fog are expected to develop overnight. With temperatures around freezing, the fog may coat the pavement and exposed objects with a thin glaze of ice. Motorists overnight through 9 AM Tuesday will need to be aware that they may encounter a few slick spots on their morning commute, especially if there routes pass through hilly terrain or areas shaded by trees. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their destinations early Tuesday morning.

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Winter Weather Advisory for Edgecombe County until noon Tuesday

Winter Weather Advisory for Edgecombe County until noon Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Edgecombe until 12:00 p.m., Jan 10.

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All Counties Affected By This Winter Weather Advisory:

Alamance

Anson

Chatham

Cumberland

Davidson

Durham

Edgecombe

Forsyth

Franklin

Granville

Guilford

Halifax

Harnett

Hoke

Johnston

Lee

Montgomery

Moore

Nash

Orange

Person

Randolph

Richmond

Sampson

Scotland

Stanly

Vance

Wake

Warren

Wayne

Wilson

Details:

317 PM EST Sat Jan 7 2017

…The Winter Storm Warning has been cancelled…

…A Winter Weather Advisory for hazardous travel conditions is in effect until noon EST Tuesday…

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for hazardous travel conditions…in effect until noon EST Tuesday.

* Location and timing…travel will remain dangerous in central

North Carolina through early next week…particularly across

portions of the northern and western Piedmont where the greatest

snow and sleet accumulations were observed.

* Impact…an elevated risk of motor vehicle accidents…injuries

and deaths due to a prolonged period of hazardous travel

conditions associated with lingering snow…sleet and ice on

area roadways.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Unnecessary travel is discouraged…especially during the overnight hours. If you absolutely must drive…slow down…leave plenty of following distance…and exercise extreme caution…

particularly at intersections and on Highway onramps and offramps where accidents are more likely to occur.