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3:00 PM UPDATE: Caution On The Roadways


Roads continue to be icy and snow covered in places across Eastern Carolina.

At 3:00 p.m. here are road conditions from the NCDOT:

Beaufort County - Main highways clear with possible icy spots, secondary road clear with possible icy spots.

Bertie County - Main highways and secondary roads are partially covered with snow/ice.

Craven County - Main highways and secondary roads are clear.

Greene County - Main highways are clear, secondary roads clear with possible icy spots.

Lenoir County - Main highways clear, secondary roads clear with possible icy spots.

Martin County - Main highways and secondary roads are clear with possible icy spots.

Pamlico County - Roads are clear.

Pitt County - Main highways are clear with possible icy spots, secondary roads partially covered with snow/ice.

Tyrrell County - Main highways partially covered with snow/ice, secondary roads covered with snow/ice.

Washington County - Main highways clear with possible icy spots, secondary roads partially covered with snow/ice.


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As drivers took to the the roads on a wintry Wednesday, officials across eastern Carolina continued to urge those drivers to use caution behind the wheel.

Highway Patrol dispatchers said in the north eastern region of our area, they had not seen any trouble along the bridges before 7 a.m., but plenty of single-vehicle wrecks. Dispatchers are asking drivers to keep a safe following distance as many drivers find themselves caught in a slick patch and drifting off the road way.

In Pitt County, Department of Transportation crews said they had salted primary roads around 7 p.m. Tuesday, and crews were up around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday to re-salt the roads. Workers said they often found after salting a road, the wind would blow powdery snow back to the road, and it would melt then refreeze as slick ice. Particularly problematic areas included:

- Highway 11 North near Bethel

- 264 West near Mozingo Road

- Patches of 33 West

- Highway 102 near Ayden

In Craven County, DOT officials said they brined their primary bridges three times before the event hit the county. Crews were ready to salt the bridges again before rush hour Wednesday morning.

Greene County DOT workers said they stuck to rock salt and did one application around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials in Jones County said their primary efforts were concentrated on bridges. No second-pass with brine or rock salt was planned.

DOT crews in Edgecombe County said they planned a second round of rock salt for the primary roads around 8 a.m. Wednesday.


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