STORM UPDATE: Snowfall Over, Roads Clearing

The snow has moved out of Eastern Carolina after some periods of very heavy snow overnight.

Road conditions are starting to improve after getting covered with snow. Since the air temperatures never dropped below freezing, that will help roads recover quickly. Traffic is actually helping to clear the slush off roads. Some backroads may remain slushy.

Snowfall totals are continuing to be gathered. Some areas are reporting as much as five inches of snow.

(Check out the snowfall total story.)

Road crews in Pitt County started mobilizing early Tuesday as the snow started to stick to highways. Jeff Cabaniss with the DOT in Pitt County says crews will be salting the major roads in Pitt County as soon as possible, beginning with Highways 264 and 11 and then major roads in Greenville.

Because the storm started with rain, the DOT says they were unable to pre-treat the roads for this storm.

The National Weather Service has cancelled the Winter Storm Warning for Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, Wayne and Halifax counties.

A Winter Weather Advisory for parts of Eastern Carolina expired at 9 am Wednesday. The Advisory included: Martin, Pitt, Greene, Washington, Beaufort, Jones, Craven, Onslow, Lenoir, and Duplin counties.

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WIND ADVISORY: A Wind Advisory has been issued for Carteret, Hyde, and Dare counties from 5pm Tuesday through 1pm Wednesday. Winds of 25 to 35+ mph are likely with some gusts approaching 50 mph along the Outer Banks.

COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY: A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for Carteret, Hyde, and Dare counties from 7pm Tuesday through 1pm Wednesday. Water levels of 2 to 3 feet above normal will be possible along the sound-side of the Outer Banks as well as down east Carteret county. Ocean-side flooding will be possible from Rodanthe northward.

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  • by To J: Location: Pink Hill on Mar 3, 2010 at 10:53 AM
    I will pray for you to fine God, he is real, and guess what, he loves you to.
  • by booboo on Mar 3, 2010 at 09:08 AM
    "heavy" snow. Come on, let's get real. For a minute there I thought there was a blizzard and I missed it.
  • by A on Mar 3, 2010 at 08:51 AM
    I was awoken by a text alert at 7am by the NWS saying that we had a severe t-storm warning. What gives?
  • by Me Location: Duplin Co on Mar 3, 2010 at 08:47 AM
    I don't know if wral is confused or what, but at our house we had a lot of limbs blown off the trees and around the yard so I do know the wind must have gotten really bad sometime during the night.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 3, 2010 at 08:41 AM
    Dave, those nations you just named are full of idiot terrorists who don't know their butt from a hole in the ground. God made the world, so that's why it's called God's world. Those foreign nations don't beleive in God, because they know nothing about God but know false things and are a disgrace to the United States in every form and fashion. To confused, that's what you get when you have a bunch of UNC-Chapel people running that television station.
  • by Richard on Mar 3, 2010 at 08:23 AM
    By the way...WRAL just streams those alerts from NWS, they don't actually issue anything...infact no weather station issues any warnings, all are NWS based
  • by Richard on Mar 3, 2010 at 08:22 AM
    I think the tornado warnings are for severe weather awareness week...I thought it was odd too! They are no longer posted...
  • by LOL at WRAL Location: Pitt County on Mar 3, 2010 at 07:50 AM
    Hey, confused... you're right... WRAL has Tornado Warnings for several counties until 12:00 midnight. They have lost their minds... LOL! http://www.wral.com/weather/page/1010362/
  • by qwerty Location: wilson on Mar 3, 2010 at 07:27 AM
    Hey weather ted-how much SNOW did you get? I knew it would snow, I was hoping for more. You need to get a real job, at least Brandon is trying and doing a pretty good job. I hope he's this good when it comes to the thunderstorms, tornados and hurricanes in the spring and summer.
  • by confused Location: ayden on Mar 3, 2010 at 07:11 AM
    Just pulled up wral website they have us under a tornado warning until midnite, what is up with that?
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