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.
A forklift at Longley Supply Company on Bells Fork Road near the intersection of Highway 17 in Jacksonville has exploded, catching the building on fire. Jacksonville city spokesman Glenn Hargett says the forklift was sitting under an overhang attached to the building when it blew up. At one point, Hargett says you could see the fire three miles away. No injuries have been reported.
Officials say the building and contents are probably a total loss.