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.
First responders never want to see a big-rig wreck, but that's what they have to prepare for when training to protect lives in Eastern Carolina.
At a private lot turned training site in Beaufort County, crew members from five fire departments and dozens of emergency service personnel from across the eastern region, were tested at a big-rig rescue clinic Saturday. Rescue crew trainers from Asheboro headed east this weekend to give first responders and also local tow- truck operators advice on how to safely retrieve accident victims pinned by 18 wheelers.
In addition to training on how to best navigate a big-rig crash site, emergency crews also trained using metal cutting equipment such as the jaws of life.