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.
The number of accidents and a decrease in donations this time of year makes blood drives so important.
The Christmas Eve tradition of giving the gift of life continued just outside WITN's Arlington Boulevard studio in Greenville Friday morning.
Red Cross officials say the drive well exceeded their expectations. So many people turned out, donors had to be directed to the main branch.