A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties from 6pm Thursday through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
The Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach state ferry will be closed Tuesday, and plans to reopen Wednesday afternoon, if the weather cooperates.
Three ramps used by the ferry are being resurfaced with non-skid paint. Ferry operations will stop after the 9:45 a.m. run Tuesday, and tentative plans have it resuming on 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
The state says it takes 21 hours for the painting to take place and then dry property.
Travelers are urged to call the Cherry Branch operations at 1-800-339-9156 or 1-252-447-1055 for updated information.