DOT: So Far, So Good For Pitt County Roads

Department of Transportation crews in Pitt County say they have driven many of the major roads Friday morning, and they found no major issues.

Crews have been on standby since 4 a.m. to treat roads if any slick spots appeared. So far, the roads have been clear, including most bridges and overpasses. Bridges and overpasses freeze faster than regular roadways. However, with temperatures across most of Eastern Carolina staying above freezing, black ice will not be a major problem.

There is colder air coming in to the northern part of Eastern Carolina, which is the one area where slick roads might pose a problem Friday morning.


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  • by C on Jan 8, 2010 at 11:10 AM
    Just think of all those overly imaginative, easily panicked dolts that heard "possible snow" and then stampeded the grocery stores. Those families will now be eating multiple bowls of cereal in order to get rid of all those extra gallons of milk they bought. Plus lots of sandwiches to use up those extra loaves of bread they also bought in anticipation of the coming "blizzard". P.T. Barnum WAS right. Man, I should've become a grocery store owner !
  • by Dave on Jan 8, 2010 at 09:02 AM
    I should hope so!! NOTHING HAPPENED!
  • by D on Jan 8, 2010 at 07:18 AM
    Ponding on the road? From the ten seconds of rain we got, hahahaha.
  • by Labbrat on Jan 8, 2010 at 07:18 AM
    OK NEWS PEOPLE ENOUGH WITH THE SNOW THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN. HOW LONG IS THE GRIMESLAND BRIDGE ROAD GOING TO BE CLOSED? THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF US THAT GO THAT WAY EVERYDAY! WE WANT THAT NEWS STORY!
  • by think a little on Jan 8, 2010 at 06:20 AM
    think please, temperatures are DROPPING and any ponding on the roads will FREEZE and form ICE at 32 degrees possibly cause someone to CRASH!
  • by D on Jan 8, 2010 at 05:00 AM
    I rained. Why wouldn't the roads be drivable?
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