A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
Westbound lanes of Highway 264 have reopened near the Pitt-Greene County line, but the Eastbound lanes aren't expected to open until 10 p.m. Thursday night.
The closing came after an explosive situation early Thursday morning. Seventy-five-hundred gallons of diesel fuel spilled when a tanker truck traveling Eastbound on Highway 264 overturned around 3 a.m.
Traffic snarled quickly, and vehicles were diverted from the Mozingo Road exit to Wesley Church Road. The truck driver was not seriously injured.