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.
Motorists can expect more pain at the pump next month.
North Carolina is raising its motor fuel tax by nearly three cents a gallon. It's the largest increase in 16 years. According to officials, the tax hike is based on wholesale prices and higher gas prices following Hurricane Katrina. North Carolina has the most expensive gasoline in the southeast region.
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